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Russell Couple Injured in Tuesday Wreck Near Hays

CrashA Russell man and his wife were hospitalized Tuesday after they were involved in a wreck on an Interstate 70 onramp near Hays.

Ronald Waldschmidt and Diana Waldschmidt both of Russell were transported to Hays Medical Center for minor injuries, according to the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, following a collision with a pickup truck on the Toulon Avenue exit of I-70 at around 3:20 Tuesday afternoon.

According to Ellis County Sheriff Ed Harbin, the 2011 Ford pickup, driven by Brent Norris of Glade, was exiting the Interstate ramp to turn south onto Toulon and pulled out in front of the 2007 Mercury driven by Mr. Waldschmidt, causing Waldschmidt to run into the side of the truck.

Harbin said the Waldschmidt's injuries were not severe, but he did not know whether or not they had been released from the hospital. Norris was uninjured.

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