One man was critically injured Tuesday morning after a sedan and a semi-tractor hauling a cattle trailer collided.
Troy Hughes, 50, of Bel Aire, was traveling eastbound when his sedan crossed the center line and struck two oncoming semis in the westbound lane. The semi drivers, James Miller, 73, of Oklahoma City, and Craig McGrinnis, 59, of Wichita, were not injured.
The head-on collision was reported at 10:31 a.m. in the 5000 block of US 160 Highway, between 41st and 51st roads, west of Winfield.
Winfield fire/EMS and Udall departments were called to the scene, along with Cowley County Sheriff’s deputies. EagleMed helicopter responded to transport the driver of a 2019 Honda Accord to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
The Winfield Fire Department sent two ambulances and an engine to the scene, requiring Ark City personnel to stage at Strother Field to assist Winfield with calls while the wreck was handled.
The driver of the Honda had to be extricated from the vehicle before he could be treated. Radio communications indicated the was alert and oriented, but with severe injuries to his abdomen and a compound fracture to his left arm and left leg.
KDOT was called to assist with traffic. The highway was closed until around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to both eastbound and westbound traffic.