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Geneseo man dies in traffic accident

POSTED January 24, 2012 8:21 a.m.

RICE COUNTY — Slick roads apparently contributed to a fatality accident Sunday night in Rice County, according to a police report.
Geneseo’s Michael Mason was killed in the 5:50 p.m. accident three miles north of Lyons on K-14, according to the Rice County Sheriff’s Office.
Rice County Deputy Chad Murphy reported that Mason was driving northbound on K-14 when he lost control of his 2005 Chevy Colorado truck on a slush-covered roadway. Murphy reported the vehicle entered a broadside skid, crossing the centerline. The vehicle collided with a southbound 2009 Ford Flex driven by Lorraine’s Mark Stansbury.
Mason was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Murphy.
Three members of the Stansbury family were transported by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Anna Stansbury, 10, Courtney Stansbury, 6, and Ella Stansbury, 3, were all listed in good condition Monday afternoon, according to a nursing supervisor.
The Stansbury vehicle contained six occupants. Mark Stansbury, 36, sustained non-life threatening injuries. His wife, Lucy Stansbury, 37, the front seat passenger, was transported to Hutchinson Hospital with apparent serious injuries, but she left the hospital before treatment, according to a hospital spokesperson. Carter Stansbury, 6, was transported by private vehicle to the Lyons District Hospital, where he was treated and released.
A third vehicle was also involved in the accident. Deputies report Chris Hamilton, 59, of Frederick was driving a 2006 Ford truck northbound on K-14. Deputies report Hamilton attempted to avoid the accident scene, but struck Mason’s vehicle after the initial impact. Neither Hamilton nor his passenger was injured.
Rice County EMS and Lyons firefighters responded to the scene.

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