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Two injury crashes reported on North Washington

Four people went to the hospital in Great Bend Saturday after two vehicles collided at NW 30 Road and North Washington, Great Bend. BCSO also responded to a rollover with one injury Sunday in the 300 block of North Washington.

Barton County Sheriff’s Office reports a 2014 Buick Verano driven by Herman Disque, 91, of Stafford, was eastbound on NW 30 Road and failed to yield the right of way to a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Kenzie Linenberger, 18, of Hays, around 2:55 p.m. Saturday. The Buick struck the Ford on the front driver’s wheel and door. The Ford then went into the ditch and the Buick spun to a stop in the intersection. Disque and his passenger, Virginia Klepper, 90, of Great Bend, were transported to The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus. Linenberger and her passenger, 18-year-old Isabelle Pfeiffer of Hays, went to the hospital by personal vehicle. Another passenger, 17-year-old Brayden Rupp, Larned, was not injured.

The collision is being investigated by the BCSO.

Sunday’s rollover crash was reported at 4:49 a.m. Bradley James Gearhart, 55, of Hoisington, was extracted from a 2004 Ford Explorer by the Great Bend Fire Department. BCSO reports Gearhart was northbound on North Washington Ave. when he fell asleep and the Explorer drifted into the east ditch, struck two drives and overturned, coming to rest on the driver’s side. Gearhart was conscious but complained of neck pain. He was transported to The University of Kansas Health Systems for treatment.

All of the individuals in both events were wearing seat belts.