Three hurt in wreck

Local News

September 13, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Emergency crews survey the wreckage following a three-vehicle accident north of Mildred Wednesday afternoon. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

MILDRED — A multi-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon sent three people to the hospital and closed U.S. 59 for several hours.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred along U.S. 59, about a mile north of Mildred, when a northbound car driven by Kristi L. Hoard, 30, Fredonia, crossed the center line. Hoard’s car struck a southbound semitractor-trailer rig driven by Guy A. Runyon, 61, Russellville, Tenn., and  then collided head-on with another southbound car driven by Mika M. Tyhurst, Smithville, Mo.

Hoard was flown from the scene to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, while an occupant, Eleazar Palmern, 15, was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

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