Five injured in crash


November 8, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Five people were injured, two seriously, in a traffic accident at the north edge of Iola early Saturday evening.
A car driven by Marilyn Marts, 72, Chanute, westbound on Oregon Road failed to stop at its intersection with North State Street and collided with a northbound pickup truck driven by Iolan Lorenzo Jensen, 61. The Marts car then collided with a southbound vehicle driven by Vernon Bartlett, Osawatomie.
Marts, Jensen and three passengers in Marts’ car, Laura Tasche, 74, and Betty Fehr, 73, both of Chanute, and Phyllis Caler, 73, Iola, were transported to Allen County Hospital. Later, Fehr was flown by helicopter to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and Caler to Overland Park Medical Center.
Deputy Iola Fire Chief Tim Thayer told the Register rescue workers cut the top out of Jensen’s truck to extract him. Jensen suffered mainly bruises and was protected, Thayer said, when air bags throughout the 2011 truck’s cab deployed. He was released from ACH Saturday night, said Nicolle Hoepker, his daughter.

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