(Monday, March 10)
CANEY — A rear-end collision on U.S. 166 highway east of Caney on Monday afternoon injured two Tulsa, Okla., men.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said a car driven by Phillip Todd, age 38, of Tulsa, Okla., was eastbound on U.S. 166 highway on Monday afternoon when it rear ended a 2007 Kenworth semi pulling a trailer that was making a left turn on to county road 1700. The trailer carried a large excavator that was bound for the Enbridge pipeline project north of Caney.
The collision left Todd with serious injuries. He was taken to Coffeyville Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance.
A passenger in the Todd vehicle, James Clark, age 29, of Tulsa, was critically injured with major trauma to the head. He was flown by helicopter to a regional medical center for treatment of injuries.
The driver of the semi, Kevin Knaup, age 48, of Clintonville, Wis., was not injured.
All persons in the two vehicles were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.