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Saturday Rollover Near Wilson Lake Injures Two

Rollover AccidentOne man and one juvenile were injured early Saturday afternoon in a one vehicle rollover wreck near Wilson Lake.

According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, the rollover occurred just to the south of Land Road on 203rd Street at about 12:50 PM Saturday.

A 1996 Isuzu Trooper driven by 34-year-old Brandon Boutte of Sylvan Grove was southbound on 203rd Street and avoided a barricade placed on the roadway. The vehicle maneuvered left around the barricade then attempted to re-enter the southbound lane and over corrected. The vehicle then left the roadway on the east side and rolled multiple times coming to rest at the bottom of the ditch.

When emergency units arrived on scene they found a 13-year-old male juvenile that was injured who was able to exit the vehicle on his own. They also found Brandon Boutte unresponsive and trapped inside the vehicle. Rescue units were able to extricate the driver from the vehicle.

The male juvenile was transported via ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital. The driver was transported via Eagle Med for treatment in Wichita at Wesley Medical Center.

Emergency responders included Russell County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Russell County EMS, Lucas Fire Department and Russell City Fire Department.

The vehicle was towed away due to damage.

Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the wreck.

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