Several people were injured early Saturday after a Chevrolet Tahoe rear-ended a Nissan Pathfinder on Interstate 70 in Russell County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
The Tahoe, driven by Kyle R. Stephens, 60, of Parker, Colo., and the Pathfinder, driven by Noble R. Haskell, 16, of Centennial, Colo., were both westbound when the collision occurred at 12:01 a.m. The Tahoe entered the median and came to rest facing west, while the Pathfinder entered the median and came to rest facing southeast.
Parker was taken to Hays Medical Center in Hays and Haskell was taken to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita with what appeared to be serious injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. There were three other passengers from Colorado in the Pathfinder and they were not wearing safety restraints. Dylan C. Harmon, 17, was taken to Hays Medical Center with a suspected minor injury; Marco F. Canas Munoz, 18, was taken to Salina Regional Hospital with a suspected serious injury; and Daniel A. Bechle, 17, was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with a suspected minor injury.