Kansas Highway Patrol responded to three injury crashes Friday in the Golden Belt. According to KHP’s online crashlogs:
• At 10:20 a.m., a motorist fell asleep on X Road in Rush County, 14 miles west of Great Bend. The 2012 Isu truck driven by Tate Nowell Bartlett, 23, of Dodge City, went to the right edge and the driver over-corrected. The truck rolled once in the north ditch. Bartlett was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with possible injury. He was wearing a seat belt.
• At 11:45 a.m., a northbound semitrailer went off a Rice County road for an unknown reason and struck objects off the side of the roadway. This crash occurred on 22nd Road & Ave. H., 4 miles west of Little River. The 2016 Peterbilt was driven by Jarrod West, 43, of Valley Center. He was wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the McPherson Hospital for possible injury.
•At 8:25 p.m., two vehicles collided in Ellsworth County at the K-156/K-140 Junction at the northeast city limits of Ellsworth.
A 2004 Ford Mustang driven by Toni L. Hicks, 52, of Ellsworth, was northbound on K-156. An eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Malibu on K-140 failed to yield at the stop sign and was struck by the Mustang. Its driver was Jordan C. Pendergast, 24, of Clay Center.
Hicks and passenger Jeffrey S. Hicks, 50, were transported to Ellsworth County Medical Center with undetermined injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. Pendergast, who had not been wearing a seat belt, sustained possible injury. She refused an ambulance but drove herself to the hospital. Her 9-year-old passenger was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.