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Three Hurt In Ottawa County Crashes

KSAL Staff - June 22, 2014 6:49 am

Three people are hurt in crashes on rural roads in Ottawa County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the first crash happened at 3:10 in the afternoon Saturday on U.S. 81 Highway.

A semi pulling a trailer headed east on Limestone Road failed to stop at a stop sign as it crossed the highway. A car traveling on U.S. 81 hit the trailer.

The 81-year-old driver of the semi was not hurt. The driver of the car, 37-year-old Chad Childs from Newton, was hurt. He was transported to the hospital in Salina. Trooper say both drivers were buckled up.

Thw second crash happened at 5:35 in the evening.

A pickup truck and International farm truck pullng a trailer were headed in opposite directions on 260th Road. Due to heavy dust from a semi in front of her, the driver of the International was unable to see, and hit the pickup head-on.

Both drivers were hurt and were transported to the hospital in Salina. They are 53-year-old Linda Aylward from Solomon and 60-year-old Thomas Brenneman from Solomon. Troopers say that neither was buckled up.