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Rooks County accident injures 3


PALCO -- An accident Friday evening in Rooks County, approximately 1 mile south of Palco, sent three people to the hospital.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2008 Dodge driven by Eugena Reed, Palco, was northbound on 3 Road, and Kurt Dinkel, also of Palco, was driving a 2007 Buick eastbound on X road.

Dinkel failed to yield at a stop sign, and the Dodge struck the Buick in the passenger side. The Buick struck a power pole, and both vehicles came to rest in the northeast ditch.

Reed and passenger Eva Hillerbrand were transported to Rooks County Health Center, Plainville.

Dinkel was taken to RCHC and flown to Wesley Medical Center.

It is unknown whether Reed and Hillerbrand were wearing seatbelts. Dinkel wasn't wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report.