CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — The Thursday morning commute was disrupted by a crash that closed US-160 for about six hours, the area between Columbus to Crestline.
According to Kansas Highway Patrol just before 6:45 a.m., Jesse Allen, 42, of Joplin, Missouri, was traveling east driving a 2001 Daewoo Lanos. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Columbus Mercy Hospital.
Eric Moore, 40, of Glenrock, Wyoming, was operating a 2019 Freightliner. He was not injured. His passenger, Eric Moore Jr., 21, also of Glenrock, was transported to Mercy, Joplin, with minor injuries.
“[Daewoo] was traveling east on U69. [Freightliner] was traveling west on U69. [Daewoo] crossed the center line and struck [Freightliner].” — Kansas Highway Patrol Trpr Dakota Smith of Cherokee County
Santa Fe Towing removed the Freightliner. And Alford Towing removed the passenger vehicle.
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