Sunday, October 26, 2014

Man injured in Thursday I-35 wreck improving, listed in stable condition

By The Herald Staff | 3/10/2014

An Ottawa man involved in a wreck Thursday on I-35 near Wellsville was in stable condition Monday morning at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Christine Hamele, the hospital’s public information officer, said.

Samuel Smith, 21, Ottawa, was involved in a three-vehicle collision about 9:55 a.m. Thursday near milepost 191.6 in the southbound lanes of I-35. Smith was driving a blue 1988 Ford F-150 as he escorted a 2002 Ford F-550 driven by Jayson Quinones, 29, Ottawa, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Quinones’ vehicle was being escorted because it was unable to maintain highway speed because of mechanical issues, the report said.

An Ottawa man involved in a wreck Thursday on I-35 near Wellsville was in stable condition Monday morning at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Christine Hamele, the hospital’s public information officer, said.

Samuel Smith, 21, Ottawa, was involved in a three-vehicle collision about 9:55 a.m. Thursday near milepost 191.6 in the southbound lanes of I-35. Smith was driving a blue 1988 Ford F-150 as he escorted a 2002 Ford F-550 driven by Jayson Quinones, 29, Ottawa, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Quinones’ vehicle was being escorted because it was unable to maintain highway speed because of mechanical issues, the report said.

A 2013 Volvo semi with an attached trailer, driven by Shergill Singh, 40, Chowchilla, Calif., rear-ended Smith’s vehicle on southbound I-35. Smith’s vehicle then collided with Quinones’ vehicle and came to rest in the north ditch on the southbound side of I-35. Quinones’ vehicle came to rest in the median.

Smith was transported to Overland Park Regional “disabling injuries,” according to the report, and was in critical condition Friday afternoon, Hamele said. He had been upgraded to stable condition during the weekend.

Two of Quinones’ three passengers, Tomas Torres, 38, Ottawa, and Abel Martinez, 46, Ottawa, were transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa, and were treated and released Thursday, Ransom officials said. Quinones and his third passenger, Abel Rodriguez, 24, Ottawa, as well as Singh were not injured, the report said.

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