Three Teens Injured in Vehicle Crash on Interstate in McPherson County, Kansas
MCPHERSON COUNTY, KS. – Three teenagers and one adult were injured in a vehicle crash on an interstate in McPherson County, Kansas, according to an online news story reported by mcphersonsentinel.com. One of the teen passengers, a 13-year-old girl, was seriously injured in the accident.*
The accident occurred on Interstate 135 in McPherson County. Shortly before 8 a.m., a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling north on I-135 and somehow left its lane of travel. The Chevy drove through the median and into the southbound lanes of the interstate, where it collided with a southbound 2008 Dodge pickup truck.
The Chevy then traveled up a hill and crashed through a fence, then went down the hill and was briefly airborne before coming to a rest. It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Chevy to lose control and veer off the roadway.
The Chevy driver has been identified as 54-year-old Mr. Womacks, of Atlanta, Kansas. There were three other passengers in the vehicle with him, all of whom were teenagers.
Womacks, a 14-year-old boy, and a 15-year-old boy were transported to Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas, with minor injuries. A 13-year-old girl was also taken to Salina Regional with serious injuries. Her current condition is not known. The children’s names have been released but withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
The driver of the Dodge, identified as 33-year-old Mr. Davis, of Benkelman, Nebraska, did not sustain any injuries in the crash. Kansas Highway Patrol is still investigating the collision and has not released further information at this time.
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