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One injured in Ness County accident

8/30/2013

NESS CITY -- One man was hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 283 in Ness County.

NESS CITY -- One man was hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 283 in Ness County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice driven by Ervin E. Koerner, 84, Ness City, was southbound when a 2008 Peterbilt semi driven by Wendell Friesen, 67, Haviland, attempted to pass.

The passenger car then made a left turn in front of the semi. Koerner's car went into the east ditch, while the semi came to rest in the northbound lane of U.S. 283.

Koerner was take to Ness County Hospital, Ness City, for treatment of possible injuries.

Friesen was not injured. The KHP reported both were wearing seat belts.