Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
The driver, Steven Johnson, 44, was not injured, but Kristen Johnson, 43, was taken to Russell Regional Hospital and later flown to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita. Six Johnson children were taken to Russell Regional with injuries or possible injuries. All were wearing seat belts.