By The Hays Daily News
It wasn't much in some places.
But it was enough to cause several accidents in northwest Kansas.
As a storm system moved through the state Wednesday, freezing temperatures coupled with light precipitation made travel conditions treacherous.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported several accidents in northwest Kansas on Wednesday due to the conditions.
At 3 p.m., a pickup driven by Logan M. McKay, 23, Chuluota, Fla., hit a patch of ice, fishtailed, spun out and struck another vehicle on Interstate 70 approximately 4.5 miles east of Goodland.
The driver of the second vehicle, Gary Lawson, 72, Plainfield, Ind., was taken to Goodland Regional Hospital with possible injuries. Mckay was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to the KHP report.
At 3:27 p.m., a head-on collision occurred in Sherman County. Chayce G. Lanphear, 27, Westminster, Colo., was eastbound on I-70 when he lost control of his pickup and went through the median, striking another vehicle head-on.
The driver of the second vehicle, McKenna E. Ganz, 21, Colorado Springs, Colo., and a passenger, Larry Ganz, 52, Colorado Springs, were injured. All three were taken to Goodland Regional Medical Center, and all three were wearing safety restaints.
At 9:55 p.m., Gerald Sheaks, 53, Oakley, was eastbound on I-70 in Thomas County when his pickup went into the south ditch and rolled an unknown amount of times. Sheaks was taken to the Colby hospital with injuries.
A passenger in the vehicle, Meagan Weaver, 25, Gove, was not injured in the accident. Sheaks was not wearing a seatbelt, while Weaver was.
At 10:15 p.m., Jaime Castro-Zuniga, 40, Garden City, was northbound on U.S. Highway 83 in Logan County when losing control of his pickup on an icy bridge and hitting a guardrail.
Castro-Zuniga and a passenger, Omar Acevedod-Depaz, 35, Garden City, were both transported to Logan County Hospital with possible injuries.
At 11:40 p.m., John Howard Jr., 57, Hays, lost control of his vehicle while exiting the interstate at mile marker 76 in Gove County.
He struck the westbound ramp closure gate, causing the vehicle to roll. He was taken to Logan County Hospital in Oakley with possible injuries. He was wearing his seatbelt, according to the report.