Icy conditions on Christmas night led to numerous slide-offs and a few injury accidents around Saline County. Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that a 33-year-old woman from Enterprise was transported to Salina Regional Health Center after her 2003 Jeep Wrangler slid off Interstate-70 and hit a tree near mile post 261. Deputies say Carla Derrick suffered cuts in the crash that occurred at about 6:25pm on Sunday.
A woman from McPherson was injured in a slide-off accident Sunday night on I-135 near mile post 82. Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Brianna Leon was taken to Salina Regional Health Center after being trapped in the passenger seat of a 2005 Chrysler van. The 22-year-old male driver from Idaho was not hurt. Leon had suspected minor injuries. The crash occurred at about 8:05pm on Christmas night.
A Salina man was injured after the Peterbilt garbage truck he was operating slid off I-70, spun into the median and rolled onto its side early Monday morning. Deputies report 27-year-old Taylor Redmond may have suffered a broken wrist in the crash that occurred just after 2am Monday near mile post 263. Redmond was transported to the hospital in Salina for treatment.
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Deputies with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office responded to at least eight accidents that occurred between 6:28pm Christmas night into Monday morning at 2:25am.