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St. Francis man injured in accident


SHARON SPRINGS -- A St. Francis man was hurt after losing control of his car on a county road in Wallace County at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Floyd Clifford Coates Jr., 35, was westbound on County Road R, approximately 4 miles north of Sharon Springs, when he lost control of his 2008 Dodge Charger.

The vehicle entered the ditch and continued southbound, coming to rest about 800 feet from the roadway.

Coates was transported to Goodland Regional Medical Center for treatment of possible injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.