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Three flown to Wichita after head-on collision
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A Jeep that was driven by Kelli Meyer of Dodge City rests in north ditch off of K-156 Friday night after Meyer collided with another vehicle head-on. The wreck seriously injured three people. In the background, Barton County safety personnel work the accident scene. - photo by Dale Hogg/Great Bend Tribune


Three people were seriously injured in a head-on collision Friday night in Barton County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Online Crash Logs, Michael S. Grauer, 38, Great Bend, was driving east on K-156, 14 miles northeast of Great Bend, at 9:22 p.m. His Chevy Impala went across the center line for an unknown reason and hit an approaching Jeep head-on.

Grauer was flown to Via Christi’s St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, and his passenger, Denia R. Kingsbury, 33, of Wilson was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital and later flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Kelli B. Meyer, 33, of Dodge City, was driving the Jeep. She was also taken to Wesley Medical Center.

A spokesman for Via Christi said Grauer remained in critical condition Saturday evening.

A spokesman for Wesley Medical Center said Kingsbury was in critical condition and that Meyer’s condition was fair.

KHP reports Meyer was wearing a seat belt; Grauer and Kingsbury were not.