Nov 22, 2022

NW Kan. man hospitalized after Tuesday accident

Posted Nov 22, 2022 9:47 PM

THOMAS COUNTY — A northwest Kansas man was hospitalized after a Tuesday morning accident just north of Interstate 70.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2019 Ford Ranger driven by Leo Palmgren, 87, Brewster, was southbound on K-184 just north of the I-70 junction. A 2005 Grand Caravan driven by 37-year-old Derek Laughlin, Norton, failed to stop at a stop sign and the two vehicles collided.

Palmgren was transported to Citizens Medical Center in Colby for treatment of a suspected minor injury. Laughlin was no injured. Both drivers were properly restrained, the KHP reported.