Accident sends 2 to hospital

Staff writer

An accident near K-256 and Upland Rd. involving a van and a Marion County dump truck sent two Marion residents to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened just after noon when a Ford van driven by Thomas Schrag, 52, of Marion rear-ended a county dump truck driven by Even Stout, 63, of Marion as he slowed to turn onto Upland Rd.

After impact, the van swerved into the ditch, struck a pipe fence post, and sustained heavy front-end damage.

Schrag sustained serious injuries and was air-lifted to Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. The dump truck sustained no damage, but Stout was taken by Marion ambulance to St. Luke Hospital.

Marion police, fire, ambulance, Hillsboro ambulance, Marion Sheriffs officers, and Kansas Highway Patrol all responded.

 

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