A 19-year-old Augusta woman suffered minor injuries after her car vaulted over a driveway and crashed into a fence early Saturday morning.
Kelli J. Kretz was driving westbound on SW 100th approximately two miles east of Augusta when she veered off the road around 5:45 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol said in an online accident report. Her 2009 Nissan Cube jumped a private drive, struck the fence, then rolled onto its passenger side.
She was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment. A hospital operator said Kretz was in fair condition Saturday afternoon. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the highway patrol.
Meanwhile, another Augusta resident who was injured Tuesday in a Chautauqua County crash remains in critical condition at Wesley, the hospital operator said Saturday afternoon. Wilma M. Journell, 70, crashed her Cadillac into the trailer axle of a semi truck as she drove on a stretch of U.S. Highway 166 near Cedarvale late Tuesday morning.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Journell fell asleep while driving, which led to the collision.