DENNIS — Nine people were taken to the hospital for injuries or possible injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident near Dennis on U.S. 400 on Saturday night.
The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 400 just east of Gray Road. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Lilliona M. Brown, 19, Neodesha, was northbound on Gray Road and a 1989 Winnebago driven by Rebecca Jo Hencey, 36, Pittsburg, was eastbound on U.S. 400 when the Trailblazer crossed the highway in front of the Winnebago. The Winnebago struck the Trailblazer on the driver’s side and both vehicles ended up in the north ditch east of Gray Road.
Brown had suspected serious injuries. She was taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Rebecca Hencey was taken to Labette Health for a possible injury.
Other occupants in the Winnebago, Kathleen A. Hencey, 70, of Pittsburg, possible injury; Joseph L. Halmai, 54, suspected serious injury; Michael G. Hencey, 50, of Pittsburg, no apparent injury; Gayleann J. Martin-Perez, 7, suspected minor injury; Avanta R. Martin-Perez, 10, suspected minor injury; Lasean R. Martin-Perez, 4, suspected serious injury; and Tia M. Martin-Perez, 2, no apparent injury, were taken to Labette Health, though some had no apparent injury, according to the KHP.