UPDATE: Burlington man hurt when truck goes over bridge, hits conveyor belt near Hartford Featured

By Chuck Samples and Tagan Trahoon October 04, 2019 1033
One vehicle crashed into a creek near the APAC Shears Quarry shortly after 2 pm Friday.  One vehicle crashed into a creek near the APAC Shears Quarry shortly after 2 pm Friday. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

A Coffey County man suffered possibly serious injuries after a crash along the Lyon-Coffey county line Friday afternoon.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Tristen Michael Metzger of Burlington failed to make a curve as he was traveling in the 600 block of Lyon County Road Z, or Coffey County Angus Road, shortly before 2:10 pm. Metzger went off the road to the right before overcorrecting and losing control. Metzger’s pickup hit a bridge guardrail on the left side of the road and skidded on top of it before plunging to a conveyor belt near Fourmile Creek. Troopers say the truck came to rest on its top against the conveyor belt.

An ambulance took Metzger to Coffey County Hospital in Burlington. Initial plans were to airlift Metzger to an unspecified hospital but there is no confirmation on whether that happened.

Metzger was the only person in the truck. He was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash happened.

Traffic was detoured for over 90 minutes afterward.

5 pm Friday: Driver hurt when pickup goes off road near APAC Shears quarry

The Kansas Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into an injury crash that developed about four miles south of Hartford on Friday.

A pickup went off the road in the 600 block of Road Z near a bridge over Fourmile Creek, or just south of the APAC Shears quarry, shortly before 2:20 pm. The Highway Patrol says the driver suffered potentially serious injuries and was eventually taken by ambulance to Coffey County Hospital in Burlington. Initial indications are the person would later be airlifted to an unspecified facility, but there is currently no confirmation on whether that indeed happened.

Road Z becomes Y-5 just north of the crash site. Authorities closed that stretch of road from Roads 60 to 80 for nearly two hours before allowing traffic past the site.

Numerous agencies responded including KHP, Lyon County and Coffey County deputies and emergency crews from Emporia, Hartford-Neosho Rapids and Olpe.

Further details are pending. We’ll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

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