A semitrailer westbound on I-70 one mile west of Oakley lost a tire and caused an accident yesterday that sent five people to Logan County Hospital.
According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, 38-year-old David Hagerman of Pennsylvania was driving the semi when a tire separated from the vehicle. The tire went across the median and struck a car driven by Hector Maldonado, 38, of Hutchinson.
Maldonado’s vehicle spun out and came to a rest in the south ditch. He and Nancy Martinez, 37; Yancey Maldonado, 12; Erick Maldonado, 11; and Brisa Maldonado, 9, were taken to the hospital.
None of the injuries sustained were reportedly serious. Hagerman was not injured in the accident.
—This story was written and compiled by Beau Tiongson