Two injured in crash near Mt. Hope

A crash on K-96 Highway near Mt. Hope Sunday morning left two women injured.

MT. HOPE, Kan. (KSN) – Two women were injured in a one-vehicle crash near Mt. Hope early Sunday morning.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on K-96 Highway near Mt. Hope about 7:45 a.m.

KHP said a 2001 Toyota Camry was westbound on K-96 when it veered off the roadway into the median and crossed into the eastbound lanes.  The driver then over-corrected, drove back through the median and entered westbound traffic before it left the roadway and struck a K-DOT fence.  The vehicle then vaulted over an embankment and came to rest in a field on the north side of the highway.

The driver, an 86-year-old woman and her 84-year-old female passenger, were both injured in the crash.  Both victims were taken to Via Christi St. Francis hospital in unknown condition.

KHP said it’s not known what caused the driver to lose control of the car.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts.

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