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Weather, police pursuit contribute to highway crashes
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A rollover crash on Interstate 70 in Trego County sent two men to the hospital Monday evening, but injuries were minor, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Garrett Todd Williams, 23, of Marquette, was driving an eastbound 2013 Ford Expedition at 4:55 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle due to the weather, 2 miles east of U.S. 283. It struck a piece of pavement in the turnaround, causing the vehicle to overturn an unknown number of times before coming to rest on its top in the median.

Garrett Williams and passenger Jeffery Todd Williams, 56, of Geneseo, were both wearing seat belts. They were both transported to Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital; Garrett with a suspected minor injury and Jeffery, who complained of pain, with a possible injury. 

KHP also responded to two crashes Monday in Ellis County.

The first occurred at 5:53 p.m. on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Commerce Parkway. A 2019 Jeep Cherokee driven by Dedra D. Karlin, 44, of Victoria, and a 2007 Honda Accord driven by Colin Parker Williams, 27, of Wichita, were both traveling east when Karlin lost control of the Jeep and rear-ended the Honda. Karlin complained of pain and was taken to Hays Medical Center with a possible injury. Williams had no apparent injury. Both were wearing seat belts.

The other crash in Ellis County occurred during a police pursuit at 10:35 p.m. in the 100 block of Old 40 Highway, just east of 100th Ave. During a pursuit by the Ellis Police Department, a 1998 Ford Taurus driven by Kyle L. Williams, 29, of Abilene, left the roadway to the right, entered the north ditch and traveled about 400 feet before striking a tree and rolling onto the driver side. Williams, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Hays Medical Center with a suspected serious injury.