EDITOR’S NOTE: There are currently mixed reports on the conditions of the victims. A trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol said the hospital notified the agency that someone had died. That trooper later told KSNT News that after checking again with the hospital, the person originally thought to have died is still alive. As of 6:27 p.m., all four people in the crash are still alive.
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Tuesday morning crash near Mayetta sent four people to the hospital, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash happened at 7:46 a.m. on US-75 at 158th Road. Traffic was diverted from the scene of the crash as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.
An eastbound Ford F-150 driven by a 29-year-old Holton woman hit a northbound Nissan Infiniti passenger car at the intersection, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver of the Infiniti was an 83-year-old man from Lyndon.
The woman and two children, ages seven and 10, in the pickup were transported to a hospital in Topeka with suspected serious injuries.
The woman in the pickup was ejected from the vehicle, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Neither the driver of the pickup nor the children were wearing seatbelts.
The sheriff’s office said the driver of the Infiniti was considered in critical condition and taken to a local hospital.
Emergency crews cleared the scene of the crash around 10:30 a.m.