An earlier version of this story reversed the names of the streets that traveled by the vehicles.
A collision between a semi and work truck Friday in eastern Reno County left at two men injured and damaged a gas line and power pole, according to Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson.
A 50-year-old man driving the truck and his passenger were hurt in the crash, which happened at 2:17 p.m. at the intersection of East Avenue G and Obee Road, near Hutchinson, Henderson said by e-mail. The truck was headed south on Obee Road when it was struck by the semi, which was traveling east on G, he said. The impact pushed both vehicles into a power pole and punctured a high-pressure gas line.
The 50-year-old man was flown to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis with serious injuries, Henderson said, and his passenger – a man – went to a Hutchinson hospital for evaluation. Meanwhile, gas and electrical crews responded to the scene to contain the utility hazards.
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Westar Energy was reporting more than 200 outages in Reno County shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, including some around Avenue G and Obee Road.
Henderson said the semi driver refused medical treatment. His age and that of the passenger in the work truck were unclear Friday evening.