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Accident causes injuries, fire near Lenora

8/22/2014

NORTON -- Two semis collided in a Thursday morning accident just east of Lenora, resulting in both drivers being hospitalized for injuries and one of the trucks being destroyed by fire.

NORTON -- Two semis collided in a Thursday morning accident just east of Lenora, resulting in both drivers being hospitalized for injuries and one of the trucks being destroyed by fire.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Woodston resident Tony Dale Jones was taken to Norton County Hospital for injuries, as was Alejandro C. Padilla, whose place of residence is not listed.

Jones reportedly attempted to pass Padilla as he was attempting a left turn on Kansas Highway 9. The truck driven by Jones struck the other one, causing both vehicles to overturn and enter the ditch.

The semi driven by Jones then caught on fire. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.