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Car wreck sends six to hospital

Staff writer

Six people were injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle collision at Cedar St. and US-56 in Marion.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, a 2015 Ford Escape driven by Virgilene Faith Weber, 37, Elmdale, was stopped on US-56 waiting to turn left onto Cedar St. when the Escape was rear-ended by a 2004 Ford F150 pickup driven by Samuel Charles Chambers, 19, La Cygne.

The Escape was pushed into the path of an oncoming 2019 Buick Envision driven by Jean L. Winter, Hillsboro, which hit the Escape.

Weber and her children, Emma S. Box, 15, Ava F. Box, 10, and Wesley L. Weber, 2, all of Elmdale, were taken by ambulance to St. Luke. Ava and Wesley had suspected serious injuries while Weber and Emma had suspected minor injuries.

Ava and Wesley were later taken to Wesley Hospital in Wichita. All have been released.

Winter and her passenger, Charlotte A. Kennedy-Takahashi, 73, Hillsboro, were taken to St. Luke with suspected minor injuries. Wilma J. Klaassen, 79, Hillsboro, also a passenger in Winter’s car, did not report injury.

Chambers did not report injury.

Last modified Oct. 3, 2019