A 68-year-old Kendall woman was injured Monday morning when the SUV she was driving was struck by a semi on U.S. Highway 50 about 6.5 miles west of Lakin.
Rita Devaughan of Kendall was driving her 2019 Jeep SUV on U.S. Highway 50 when a 2015 Freightliner semi traveling eastbound and driven by Frank Pilarski, 56, of Yarnell, Ariz. failed to maintain its lane, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Devaughan attempted to avoid a collision, but the semi impacted her vehicle’s front passenger side and rear.
Devaughan was transported to Kearny County Hospital with a suspected serious injury and Pilarski mentioned pain but was not transported, according to the KHP. Both were wearing seatbelts.