• November 20, 2023

Ray Dean Hummel, Joyce Elaine Hummel, 1 Minor Injured in Truck Accident in Saline County, KS

Saline County, KS — November 16, 2023, Ray Dean Hummel, Joyce Elaine Hummel, and a minor were injured in a truck accident at about 10 p.m. along I-135.

According to authorities, a 17-year-old woman was traveling in a northbound GMC Sonoma on I-135 and allegedly began to take the exit at the I-70 junction.

Ray Dean Hummel, Joyce Elaine Hummel, 1 Minor Injured in Truck Accident in Saline County, KS

For unknown reasons, the Sonoma veered back into the right-most lane of Interstate, resulting in a collision with a northbound 18-wheeler hauling cattle. The Sonoma and the 18-wheeler both ended up veering off of the roadway; the Sonoma came to a stop when it collided with an embankment, while the 18-wheeler overturned, coming to rest on its driver's side. The two people in the cab of the 18-wheeler—Ray Dean Hummel and Joyce Elaine Hummel—and the 17-year-old female in the GMC all incurred injuries as a result of the accident; they were transported to local medical facilities in order to receive treatment.

The accident is under investigation by local authorities. The weather and road conditions in the area at the time of the accident were not reported on. There are not currently any additional details available concerning this incident.

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