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Colorado Man Hospitalized After Ellsworth County Crash

ELLSWORTH COUNTY – A Colorado man is in a Kansas hospital after crashing his vehicle on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County early Monday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jose W. Maldonado, 23, Wheat Ridge, Colo., was traveling westbound in a 2017 Honda Civic just before 7 a.m., when he attempted to exit I-70 at Exit 209 at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle, causing the Honda to slide into a guardrail.

Maldonado was taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, the extent of which were not immediately known.

Maldonado was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.

Updated: May 15, 2018 — 3:36 pm


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