May 13, 2022

Kansas woman hospitalized after crash with a semi

Posted May 13, 2022 10:39 AM

SMITH COUNTY —A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 6:30p.m. Thursday in Smith County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2019 GMC Acadia driven by Marlene Ruth Benjamin, 61, Smith Center, was at the stop sign on Kansas 8, waiting to turn eastbound on U.S. 36.

The driver failed to yield right of way to a 2018 Freightliner semi driven by Rodney Dean Emery, 53, Clearwater, and entered U.S. 36.

The semi moved into the westbound lane to avoid the GMC. The vehicles collided on their passenger sides.

EMS transported Benjamin to Smith County Memorial Hospital. Emery was not injured. Both drivers were properly restrained, according to the KHP.