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Three injured in pickup rollover in Butler County

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 10:50 p.m.

A Cowley County couple and their 9-year-old granddaughter suffered serious injuries after their pickup rolled over into a ditch on U.S. 54 near Augusta.

Butler County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Goad said a woman told authorities she fell asleep Saturday evening while driving the four-door Ford F150 eastbound near Walnut Valley Road. She veered left across the center line into westbound lanes and drove into a ditch. The truck rolled over once and landed on its passenger side.

The crash happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. about six miles east of Augusta on U.S. 54. The woman and her male passenger, both in their 50s, were buckled into the front seat, Goad said. Their granddaughter was restrained in the back seat. The couple was hauling furniture in the truck bed, he added.

The trio was transported by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in serious condition. The only other occupant of the truck was a dog, which was not hurt, Goad said.

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

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