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Jetmore man in critical condition after fiery crash of truck, semi

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 6:20 p.m.

A 24-year-old Jetmore man was hurt Saturday in a fiery collision between his pickup truck and a semi-tractor trailer truck along U.S. 283 in Hodgeman County.

Francisco J. Erives-Maldanado was northbound on the highway when he veered left of center into oncoming traffic about 6:17 a.m., according to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. A semi in his path tried to avoid the collision, but Erives-Maldanado struck its passenger side and the semi caught fire, KHP said.

Erives-Maldanado was taken to Wesley Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday evening, a hospital operator said. The driver of the semi, 54-year-old Jimmy McGuire of Glen Elder, was transported to Jetmore Hospital, according to KHP.

The crash happened about 25 miles north of Dodge City, near Jetmore.

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

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