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Man Hurt in Crash Dies

KSAL Staff - August 8, 2016 10:18 am

Courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

Courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

A Junction City man hurt in a crash near Salina last week has died.

Saline County Sheriff Lt. Mike Ascher says that his agency was notified Sunday that 69-year-old Joe Grimes had died.

Grimes was involved in a crash last Wednesday afternoon. His semi truck hauling scrap metal and an SUV collided at Crawford and Burma Road.

First responders were able to free the 69-year-old Joe Grimes from his truck in a matter of minutes and transport the unconscious man to Salina Regional Health Center.

Crews worked for just over an hour to rescue 34-year-old Terrah May Martin of Ellsworth from her 2008 Cadillac Escalade which was wedged against a power pole.

Martin was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for treatment of her injuries.

The semi was northbound on Burma and did not stop at the stop sign and collided with Martin’s SUV as she traveled eastbound on Crawford.

Deputies say the accident scattered scrap metal over a 200-foot by 30-foot area at the scene. Burma Road was closed overnight for crews to clean up the area.

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