DICKINSON COUNTY – A Salina man was one of two drivers taken to area hospitals after a two vehicle crash in Dickinson County early Friday evening.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2007 Buick Lucerne driven by Peter J. Henry, 31, Salina, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70, about five miles west of Abilene, when he lost control of the vehicle and swerved into the median. The Buick came out of the median and struck a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Dennis A. Berry, 51, Wichita, who was traveling westbound. Henry’s Buick then left the roadway and entered into the north ditch, where it rolled an unknown number of times, and came to rest facing east. Berry was able to pull his vehicle to the north shoulder of the westbound lane. A third vehicle, a 2016 Toyota RAV4 driven by Leza R. Degener, 57, Hiram, GA., was traveling westbound when it struck debris from the collision.
Henry was taken to Salina Regional Health Center and Berry was taken to Abilene Memorial Hospital for treatment of suspected serious injuries. Degener, and a passenger in her vehicle, Heather L. Mackin, 29, Windsor, NY, were not injured.
Berry, Regener, and Mackin were all properly restrained at the time of the crash, while Henry was not, according to the KHP report.
The crash happened just before 6 p.m.