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Crash causes bad injury

Evan Stout, 67, Emporia, was seriously injured Monday when a semi headed north on K-15 crashed into his truck headed east on US-56 at 8:35 p.m.

Jonathan Hewitt, 37, Wichita, failed to stop his 2007 International semi at a stop sign due to dense fog, crashing into Stout’s 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. Hewitt had no apparent injuries, but Stout required assistance to be extricated from his vehicle. Stout was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita by Marion ambulance.

On the scene were Kansas Highway Patrol troopers, Hillsboro fire department, and Marion ambulances. McPherson County EMS and a Tampa ambulance also responded, but both were sent to other locations to standby.

Hillsboro ambulance was already occupied on another call, and a helicopter could not respond due to the fog.

Last modified Jan. 17, 2019