Three Hospitalized After Ellsworth Crash

ELLSWORTH COUNTY – Three people were hospitalized after a two vehicle crash in Ellsworth Friday afternoon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Justin Dale Soukup, 25, Wilson, was on K-156 Highway waiting to turn left onto K-140 Highway in his 1992 Ford Ranger just after 3:30 p.m., when a 2012 Jeep Liberty driven by Eva A. Alverez, 56, Garden City, failed to stop and rear-ended the pickup.

Alverez, and two passengers in her vehicle, Herlinda Arellano Bautista, 3, and Aiden Raul Gomez, 9, all of Garden City, were all taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, the extent of which were not immediately known. A fourth passenger in Alverez’s vehicle, Nevia Alverez, 6, also of Garden City, and Soukup were not injured.

All five were properly restrained at the time of the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.

Updated: April 7, 2018 — 2:24 am

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