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Five hurt in Thomas County accident


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

A tire separated from a semi-trailer truck Sunday, striking a vehicle, sending the driver and four occupants to Logan County Hospital with possible injuries.

A westbound 2006 Volvo semi driven by David Hagerman, 46, McClure, Pa., lost a tire one mile west of Oakley on Interstate 70. The tire went across the median and struck a 2002 Chevrolet driven by Hector Maldonado, 38, Hutchinson. Maldonado's vehicle spun out and came to rest in the south ditch.

Maldonado and four passengers, all from Hutchinson, Nancy Martinez, 37; Yancey Maldonado, 12; Erick Maldonado, 11; Brisa Maldonado, 9; were taken to Logan County Hospital.

Hagerman and all of the occupants in the Maldonado vehicle were wearing their seat belt, except for Brisa Maldonado.