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Man hurt in Friday crash remains critical

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at 1:17 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.

WICHITA _ A 19-year-old man who was badly hurt in a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning in west Wichita remains in critical condition at a local hospital, officials said.

Austin Breitenstein of Wichita was driving south on I-235 shortly before 2 a.m. Friday when his truck drifted off the road into the outside median near the Central exit, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

He struck a light pole and a milepost sign, then overcorrected with the steering wheel, causing the truck to roll several times before it came rest sideways across both southbound lanes.

He was not wearing a seat belt. He is being treated at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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