Six hospitalized after five-car wreck
By The Hays Daily News
A five-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Interstate 70 resulted in six people being transported to two hospitals with possible injuries.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2002 Monte Carlo driven by Frank N. Lewis, Linn Valley, was eastbound and merging into a construction zone just east of Kanorado when it pulled in front of a 2006 Ford pickup driven by Dustin Lee Bragg, Wichita. Bragg's pickup rear-ended Lewis' car, with the pickup crossing into the westbound lane, striking a 2000 Buick Century driven by Demarys E. Cooper, Imperial, Neb. Lewis' vehicle also crossed into the westbound lane, striking a 2001 Chrysler Jeep Liberty, driven by Marie C. Jeffries-Farquhar, Longmont, Colo., and also a 2013 Buick Le Sabre, driven by Brett E. Johnson, Chenoa, Ill.
Bragg's vehicle came to rest in the median, while the other vehicles came to rest in the north ditch.
Bragg, 29, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured. Jeffries-Farquhar, 21, and Cooper, 74, were transported to Kit Carson Hospital in Burlington, Colo., with possible injuries. They both were wearing seat belts. Johnson, 52, and a passenger in his vehicle, Bjorn Johnson, also were transported to the Burlington hospital with possible injuries. Brett Johnson was wearing a safety restraint, while it was unknown if Bjorn Johnson was wearing a seat belt.
Lewis, 81, and a passenger in his vehicle, Ursula Lewis, 73, were transported to Goodland Regional Medical Center with possible injuries. They both were wearing seat belts.