Five Marion Countians injured in two-car crash

Five Marion County residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident July 9 on U.S. Highway 50, according to an official with the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The drivers were Frances K. Sanders, 64, of Marion, in a 2005 Buick Rendezvous, and Denise Sue Jantz, 36, of Peabody, in a 1996 Toyota Camry.

The accident happened at 1:41 p.m. in Harvey County when Sanders attempted to make an illegal U-turn on U.S. Highway 50, about one-half mile northeast of Newton.

In his report, the trooper stated the second vehicle, driven by Jantz, then struck the driver?s side door on the Buick as it was making the turn.

Both Sanders and Jantz were taken to Newton Medical Center along with Lucille Bredemeier, 87, of Marion, who was traveling with Sanders.

Two younger passengers in the Camry were Sydney Jantz, 11, and Mason Jantz, 7. Each were reported to have possible injuries, the trooper stated, and were also transported to Newton Medical Center.

The drivers and passengers were all wearing safety restraints at the time of the mishap, the report stated.

Condition reports from the hospitals were unavailable at press time.

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