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Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Barton County, and a one-vehicle accident Sunday in Russell County.
At 10:37 a.m. Saturday, a Ford passenger car driven by Karla Flores, 24, Norfolk, Neb., made a U-turn into front of a Buick driven by Jose Barboza-Garcia, Great Bend, six miles east of Great Bend on U.S. 56. Flores was not injured, but passenger Maria Aguilar, 53, of West Point, Neb., sustained injury and was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital. Barboza-Garcia was not injured, but passenger Eliosa Rincon, 51, of Great Bend, was also taken to Great Bend Regional. Other passengers in both vehicles were not injured and all were wearing seat belts.
Melissa A. Ashlaw, 20, of Hays, was driving east in a Ford F-150 on Interstate 70 in Russell County, 0.8 miles west of the 175 exit, and fell asleep, around 10 p.m. Sunday. The pickup entered the median. Ashlaw then over-corrected, reentered the eastbound lanes and then entered the median a second time, where the vehicle turned broadside, rolled one time and came to rest in the median on its wheels. She was taken to Russell County Hospital. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.