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Wreck East of Russell Injures Two

CrashA Saturday wreck on Interstate 70 11 miles east of Russell sent two people to Russell Regional Hospital.

The accident occurred at 1:30 PM Saturday at eastbound mile marker 196 and according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the driver was distracted by a bug and veered off the roadway into the south ditch striking a mile marker sign. The 2011 Ford Fiesta then came to rest facing northeast.

16-year-old Jeremy Scott Baggs of Dacula, Georgia and 21-year-old Chelsea Lauren Bell of Kelso, Washington were injured in the wreck and transported to the hospital. Baggs was the driver at the time of the incident. Their current condition is unknown.

The KHP says both were buckled up.

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