Serious injuries were reported Sunday after a sport utility vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a GMC truck pulling a utility trailer loaded with ATVs at the K141/K4 Junction in Ellsworth County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
The crash occurred at 12:15 p.m. A 2015 Infiniti QX60 driven by Kayla D. Timms, 34, of Ellsworth, was southbound on K141. The westbound truck, a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500, was driven by Tucker T. Loesch, 15, of Hoisington.
Both drivers sustained what appeared to be serious injuries. Timms was transported to Salina Regional Health Center and Loesch was transported to the McPherson Center for Health. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, KHP reports, as were all passengers in the vehicles except where otherwise noted.
There were five more passengers in the SUV: Levi C. Schneider, 30, Kanopolis, was taken to Lindsborg Community Hospital with a suspected serious injury; an 11-year-girl was taken to Salina Regional with a suspected minor injury; a 14-year-old girl who was not wearing a seat belt had no apparent injury but was taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center; a 9-year-old boy had no apparent injury but was taken to Lindsborg Community Hospital; and a 6-year-old girl was taken to Salina Regional with suspected minor injuries.
There were two additional teenage passengers in the truck: Hunter T. Herrman, 15, Great Bend, was taken to Salina Regional with suspected minor injuries. His seat belt status was unknown. Nolan W. Jacobs, 15, Hoisington, was taken to McPherson Center for Health with suspected serious injuries.