An Augusta man suffered critical injuries when his truck struck a tree Saturday morning, authorities said.
Curt Riggs, 62, was driving a 2011 Ford F150 westbound on K-196 near Potwin when he slid into a ditch and hit the tree around 8:50 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. KHP said Riggs was traveling too fast to safely navigate the rain-slicked highway, causing the crash.
Riggs — the truck’s sole occupant — was transported to Wesley Medical Center for treatment. He was listed in critical condition early Saturday evening, a Wesley operator said.
Potwin is located in Butler County, northeast of Wichita.