10/17/13 – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department has provided an update on Wednesday afternoon’s motor vehicle accident. According to Sheriff Ed Harbin, the accident happened around 3:25 in the 1600 block of Old US Highway 40. There were two vehicles involved.
A silver 2003 Mazda driven by 66 year old Georgia Beckner of Kanorado was southbound and stopped at the intersection’s stop sign. Beckner failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled into the intersection. A red 2001 Ford Explorer driven by 18 year old Jose Jimenez-Rivera of Hays was driving westbound at the same time and struck Beckner’s car on the left side.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene and had to extricate Beckner from her car.
Beckner and her passenger, 41 year old Sheri Jackson of Goodland, were transported by Ellis County EMS to Hays Medical Center with injuries. Rivera and his passenger, 15 year old Carlos Sanchez of Hays, were treated on the scene.
Sheriff Harbin believes that all vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts.
As of 4 pm Thursday, Jackson was listed as stable condition at Hays Medical Center. Beckner was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and as of 8 pm Thursday evening was listed as serious condition.
4:15 p.m. Few additional details are being released from Wednesday’s injury accident. We will report them as soon as they are available.
3:38 p.m. Two individuals will be transported to the hospital. Three others are reportedly not injured.
3:32 p.m. Two EMS units are responding to the Wednesday afternoon injury accident on the Highway 40 bypass. Two individuals are reportedly trapped in vehicles.
First responders are being dispatched to report of an injury accident in the 1600 block of Highway 40 Bypass. Two injuries are reported. Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and check Hays Post for more information as it becomes available.