Six injured in head-on crash in Jefferson County, north of Lawrence

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A man was seriously injured and five others suffered minor injuries as the result of a head-on crash Sunday afternoon in Jefferson County.


Bryan K. Hone, 53, of Salina, was driving a Chevrolet Equinox eastbound on U.S. 24 Highway around 12:08 p.m. Sunday, according to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Hone attempted to pass a truck, but a Chevrolet Cavalier was westbound in the area, about 1/4-mile east of U.S. 59 Highway.

Both vehicles took the north ditch and collided head-on, according to the report.

Jefferson County had requested assistance from Douglas County first responders, and scanner traffic indicated that a Lifestar air ambulance was called.

Hone was taken to Stormont Vail hospital in Topeka with serious injuries, according to the report. His passengers, a 50-year-old woman and 11- and 13-year-old boys, plus the driver and one passenger in the Cavalier, a 63-year-old man and 61-year-old woman from Hoyt, all suffered suspected minor injuries and were taken to Stormont Vail.

All involved were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

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