A Great Bend man was among several people injured Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident in Wichita.
Kansas Highway Patrol reports Craig Anthony Renfro, 31, of Great Bend was driving a Chevrolet Caprice on I-135, about 0.2 miles north of 37th St. North in Wichita, and two other vehicles were stopped on the Interstate because of traffic. The car he was driving hit a GMC Terrain driven by Stephanie Michelle Uffendell, 34, of Wichita, and the truck was pushed into a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Shirley Higinbotham, 75, of Wichita.
All drivers and passengers were wearing seat belts.
Shirley Higinbotham and her passenger, Rhonda J. Green, 49, of Wichita, were both taken to Wesley Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Uffendell sustained possible injury and an 8-year-old boy in the GMC was injured. Two other children in the truck were not injured.
Kansas Highway Patrol’s online crash logs do not report where Renfro or the Uffendells were taken.
The Highway Patrol also responded to an injury accident Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, five miles east of the Ellsworth-Russell county line on I-70.
Jody J. Penn, 41, of Irving, Texas, was eastbound in the passing lane, driving a Volvo semitrailer, when his attention was distracted. The rig left the roadway into the median and traveled eastbound until it struck the drainage culvert, then reentered the roadway. Penn was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, but a passenger, 46-year-old David Shea of Fort Worth, Texas, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Ellsworth Health Center.