Smoke Contributes To Crash
KSAL Staff - July 21, 2013 8:45 am
A head-on crash on a smoke-covered road sends three people to the hospital.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford F 150 pickup truck was headed west on Mulberry Road in Ottawa County. At the same time a Jeep Grand Cherokee was headed east.
Troopers say that there was a field fire on the north side of the road, which was blowing smoke and reducing visibility. The two vehicles hit head-on in the smoky haze.
The driver of the truck, 25-year-old Jeffery Schmidtline of Barnard was hurt. Both occupants in the SUV were also hurt. They are 41-year-old Janelle Woodruff and 19-year-old Heather Woodruff both from Minneapolis. All three were transported to the hospital in Salina.
Troopers say all occupants of both vehicles were buckled up.
The crash happened at 3:05 Saturday afternoon a mile north of Minneapolis on Mulberry Road in Ottawa County.