MARION COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) reports that three people have serious to critical injuries after a “significant” two-vehicle crash in Marion County.
Trooper Ben Gardner, KHP, said the crash happened on U.S. Highway 50 near mile marker 289, which appears to be a couple of miles west of Peabody.
The KHP said the crash happened around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday when a Lincoln Town Car driving eastbound crossed the centerline and collided with a Sterling Aceterra commercial truck.
Gardner said the three people in the car received “suspected serious injuries” and were taken to a Wichita hospital, a 41-year-old female, a 39-year-old female, and a 36-year-old male.
The driver of the truck was an 81-year-old male and did not need to go to the hospital.
The highway was down to one lane during the investigation but is now open again.