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Augusta woman injured after crashing into fence

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 6:26 p.m.

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.

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

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