Two injured when vehicle rolls east of Quinter


QUINTER — A blown tire caused an SUV to roll on Interstate 70 at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday, and two Topeka women were hospitalized as a result.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Barbara J. Baker, 40, Topeka, was westbound on I-70 3 miles east of Quinter when a tire went flat. Baker lost control of the vehicle, which rolled twice before coming to rest on the north shoulder.

Baker and a passenger, Letha M. Griffiths, Topeka, were transported to Gove County Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The KHP said both were wearing seat belts.