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U.S. Highway 69 crash sends three to hospital

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A three-vehicle injury accident occurred at 7:54 a.m. on U.S. Highway 69 three miles south of Fort Scott on Dec. 20.

An International semi-truck, driven by David Alan Lapack, Parsons, was northbound on U.S. Highway 69.

A 2011 Ford driven by Brad Carpenter, 37, was parked behind a 2004 Chevrolet driven by Donna Marie Russell, 67, McCune, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log. The semi lost control on a slick roadway and sideswiped the Ford and Chevrolet.

Gary J. Hald, 66, Pittsburg, an occupant of the Ford was injured and taken to Mercy Hospital, the crash log said.

Carpenter and Lapack were also taken to the hospital, the crash log said.

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