ALBERT – A one-vehicle crash Monday morning in Albert involving a driver education car from Otis-Bison High School in Otis injured three students and the instructor, sending him to the hospital, according to a news release issued by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office.
Injured were driving students Rylee M. Baird, Chloe M. Shank and Taylor M. Alloway, all 14 of Otis, and their teacher Stanley F. Ewy, 58 of Albert. All were wearing seatbelts.
At about 8:30 a.m., the car, 2015 Chevrolet Impala, was east bound on K-96 and the student driver, Baird, was going to make a right-hand turn on to Main Street in Albert, the release states. However, she thought she was to turn right at Center Street, which was further down the road, and was traveling too fast to make the turn on to Main.
The car entered the southeast ditch and vaulted over a culvert, coming to rest in the ditch.
Ewy was taken to University of Kansas Health Care System Great Bend Campus. His condition was not available as of presstime.
The accident was worked by the BCSO which was assisted by the Great Bend Fire Department Emergency Medical Services and the Albert Fire Department.