A three-vehicle accident on US-56 just north of Hillsboro Tuesday evening sent three people to Hillsboro Community Hospital, one with a possible broken leg.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash log, an eastbound 2017 Subaru Crosstrek driven by Tania A. Sorenson, 32, Hillsboro, was preparing to turn north into a driveway when the Subaru was struck from behind by a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Nathaniel N. Bentley, 33, Gypsum.
After the Jeep struck the Subaru, it careened into the westbound lane and crashed head-on with a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Myron D. Hiebert, 54, Canton.
The Subaru ended up stopped in the eastbound lane, the Jeep straddling the centerline, and the Chevrolet came to rest in a gully in the north ditch facing the highway. Bentley and Hiebert were trapped in their vehicles and had to be extricated by rescue squads from Hillsboro and Marion. Vehicle parts littered the highway.
Marion County Emergency Medical Service, Kansas Highway Patrol, Hillsboro and Marion fire departments, Hillsboro and Marion police, and sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.