Two injured in Haskell County crash


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A Ulysses woman and a Liberal man were injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday, resulting in a six-hour closure of the U.S. Highway 83/U.S. Highway 160/K-144 junction in Haskell County. A Garden City man who also was involved in the accident was uninjured.

Kenya D. Rudzik, 42, Ulysses, was injured and taken to St. Catherine Hospital and later airlifted to Via Christi, St. Francis in Wichita. Jesus A. Perez-Alarcon, 29, Liberal, was injured and taken to Satanta Hospital, and Reymundo S. Estrada-Garcia, 31, Garden City, was uninjured.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at about 9:30 a.m., Estrada-Garcia was northbound in a 2008 Peterbilt Truck on U.S. 83, about six miles north of Sublette, when Rudzik, who was also northbound on U.S. 83 in a 1993 Cutlass Ciera, stopped in traffic to make a left turn onto County Road 120. Estrada-Garcia's vehicle rear-ended Rudzik's vehicle, shoving it into the path of Perez-Alarcon's 1999 Kenworth Truck, which was southbound on U.S. 83.

Satanta Hospital officials would not release Perez-Alarcon's condition. Officials of Via Christi St. Francis did not respond to a call about Rudzik's condition.

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