Two injured, one critically, in Butler County crash

(Photo: Connie Giefer)
(Photo: Connie Giefer)

BUTLER COUNTY, Kansas — Two people were injured, one critically, in a three-vehicle crash that involved a semi truck, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

It happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 54 near Flint Hills Road.

The driver of a pickup truck was stopped in the westbound lane on Highway 54, waiting to make a left turn onto Flint Hills Road when the semi attempted to pass the truck, hitting it, and sending it into a ditch.

The semi then crossed the center line and was hit by an eastbound SUV.

A passenger in the SUV was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver of the pickup was also taken to Wesley with non-life threatening injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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