A woman from Hays was involved in a 3 vehicle accident on I-70 Wednesday. According to the Kansas highway patrol, “A truck/tractor trailer transport vehicle was traveling westbound on I-70 at milepost 222.3, a mile east of K-14 and followed by a 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by Mark G. Rice of Branson, Missouri.
A 2010 Toyota Highlander driven by 83 year old Joan K. Henry of Hays was following the Caliber. The transport truck’s trailer swung off the edge of the road into the shoulder and kicked up dust, reducing visibility. The Caliber’s driver applied brakes and was rear ended by the Highlander. Rice and a passenger in the Caliber, Nellie Rice, age 64 of Branson, Missouri were transported to the hospital in Ellsworth. All were wearing seat belts. Henry was also possibly injured. She was not transported to the hospital in Ellsworth.”