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. Hoards 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 Childrens Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
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