Manhattan wreck seriously injures teenagers

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Published: May. 17, 2022 at 12:10 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Two teenagers suffered what were considered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Manhattan.

The wreck happened just after noon at Tuttle Creek Blvd. (US-24) and K-13.

The Kansas Highway Patrol crash log states Reece Carson, 17, was driving an SUV east on Hwy. 24, and tried to turn left onto K-13 in front of an oncoming Ram 2500 truck that was towing a trailer. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

KHP says two passengers in Carson’s SUV suffered injuries believed to be serious. Micha Ugo, 16, was flown by helicopter to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, while Wyatt Henton, 18, was taken to Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan for treatment. Carson also was taken to Ascension with injures considered minor.

According to KHP, none of the teens was wearing a seatbelt.

The truck’s driver - Brandon Bussen, 34, of Wamego - was not hurt. KHP says he, too, was not wearing a seatbelt.

The intersection was closed for nearly four hours while the KHP accident reconstruction team investigated.

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