Jul 31, 2021 12:30 AM

Sheriff: 4 hospitalized in Kan. after DUI crash

Posted Jul 31, 2021 12:30 AM
First responders on the scene of the crash photo courtesy KAKE
First responders on the scene of the crash photo courtesy KAKE

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating an alleged drunk driving crash that sent 4 to the hospital.

Just after 10 a.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to a report of a suspected intoxicated driver near 95th Street South and Broadway, according to Lt. Benjamin Blick.

Moments later, a two vehicle injury accident was reported south of 103rd Street South and Broadway. Deputies arrived and located a severely damaged Ford Escape and Ford Fiesta.

During the collision investigation deputies learned the southbound Ford Escape operated by a 46-year-old man crossed the center line and struck the northbound Ford Fiesta driven by a 46-year-old woman. It was also determined the Ford Escape was the vehicle described in the earlier report of a suspected intoxicated driver.

The driver of the Ford Escape was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the Ford Fiesta was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Two passengers in the Ford Fiesta, ages 21 and 11, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities released no additional details Friday afternoon.