4 injured in 2 separate crashes in northwest Kansas

Kansas Highway Patrol (KSN photo)

NORTHWEST KANSAS (KSN) – Two separate one-vehicle crashes in northwest Kansas sent four people to area hospitals on Wednesday.

The first crash occurred early Wednesday morning in Thomas County about six miles east of Colby on I-70.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2016 Toyota four-door car was traveling eastbound on I-70 shortly before 4 a.m. when it left the roadway and drove into the median. KHP said the vehicle went airborne, rolled end-over-end a number of times and came to rest on the driver’s side in the median.

Troopers say the 26-year-old man from Independence, Missouri who was driving the car was taken to Citizens Medical Center in Colby.  The man was not wearing a seat belt, KHP said.

In another crash, troopers say a 2005 Ford Escape was traveling northbound on K-23 Highway at about 2:40 p.m. near Selden when it left the roadway to the right, over-corrected and went left of the center line.  The vehicle then left the roadway, overturned once and came to rest on its wheels.

Investigators say the 27-year-old St. Francis man driving the car and his two passengers, a 72-year old woman and 12-year-old boy, also from St. Francis, were all taken to the Sheridan County Health Complex in Hoxie.

The driver and the passengers were all wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

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