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Erie principal and her son among those injured in multi-vehicle crash north of Frontenac

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Updated April 17, 2014:  A number of people are in the hospital following a crash on Wednesday that closed a highway north of Frontenac for eight hours.

The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.

Those in critical condition include Erie, Kansas Elementary School Principal April Semrad and her son, Avery.  They are from Galesburg, Kansas and were on their way to a Special Olympics event at Pittsburg State.

Also in critical condition is 30-year-old Deanna Garrett of Pittsburg.

Trudy Richwine of Erie, Kansas is in serious condition.

Hospital officials have corrected a previous condition report:  Kevin Graham of Webb City is listed in fair condition.  Douglas Simpson of Fort Scott was treated and released.


Posted April 16, 2014:  Six people were sent to area hospitals after a crash at around 10:20 a.m.on Wednesday north of Frontenac, Kansas.  Three commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles were involved, including a semi truck and dump truck.

The investigation is ongoing, but according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash started when a semi truck rear-ended 3 vehicles, 2 of which were stopped at a red light at the US 160 junction.

Officials tell us Erie Elementary School Principal April Semrad and her son, Avery, as well as Deanna Garrett are in critical condition; Trudy Richwine is in serious condition; and, Kevin Graham is in fair condition.  Douglas Simpson was treated and released.

That section of 69 Highway was closed until 6:30 PM on Wednesday.
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