JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - An accident on K-4 in Jefferson County Tuesday evening sent four people to the hospital and shut down the road for two hours.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and other emergency crews responded to the scene just after 4:30 pm Tuesday on K-4 near Detlor Road.
KHP says a northbound pickup driven by 54-year-old Barry Depoy of Nortonville went left of center, clipping a southbound van and sending it into the ditch before colliding head-on with a car behind the van.
The car's driver, 56-year-old Claudia Wilson of Meriden, was flown to KU Medical Center with injuries considered critical. One of her passengers, 58-year-old Stanley Wilson, along with Depoy, were taken to hospitals with less serious injuries.
A four-year old in the van and a second passenger in the car were listed as possibly injured, but not taken by ambulance.
Traffic along K4 was diverted at 46th and 62nd streets. The highway reopened just before 7 pm.