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Augusta man injured after truck hits tree near Potwin

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 7:25 p.m.

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.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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