Crash Kills 3 People, Injures 2 Children in Kansas


HILLSBORO, Kan. (AP) — TheKansas Highway Patrol has released the names of the people involved in a two-vehicle wreck that killed three people and injured two children. Three dogs also died. The crash was reported at around 12:10 p.m.on U.S. 56 near Hillsboro in Marion County,.

A 5-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy were taken to Wesley Medical Center.

“They don’t believe they are life-threatening though, but they are significant enough to get them down to Wichita,” Trooper Ben Gardner said.

The children were riding in car seats in a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by 30-year-old Nathan D. Puett of Salina, who died in the wreck, troopers said.

The crash log says Puett was driving eastbound and crossed over the center line, hitting a 2000 Ford F150 head on.

James Potter, who was driving the truck, and passenger Jody Potter were both killed. The Emporia couple was pulling an enclosed trailer with greyhound dogs.

Three greyhound dogs were killed and relatives who were following the pickup said there were up to 20 greyhound dogs in the trailer and the ones that survived took off after the wreck, Gardner said.

The Greyhound Hall of Fame is in Abilene, which is in the neighboring county of Dickinson.


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