UPDATE: No hospital trips after two-vehicle crash knocks out power at US 50 and Road G Featured

By Brandon Peoples and Chuck Samples March 06, 2018 1991

Nobody was taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash occurred Tuesday evening just before 5:30 p.m. on US Highway 50 and Americus Road west of Emporia.


Lyon County Deputy Nolan Kehres says a passenger car driven by 23-year-old Ashon Mayze of Emporia tried to make a westbound turn and was hit by a westbound minivan driven by 33-year-old Melissa Peters of Matfield Green. The van then struck a power pole at the southwest corner of the intersection and the line fell on top of the vehicle.

Deputies determined Mayze failed to yield at the stop sign before trying to make his turn. He suffered minor injuries but refused treatment. His passenger, 21-year-old Katlyn Burkhart of Emporia, was not hurt. Neither were Peters nor her 2-year-old son.

Westar Energy crews came out to remove the downed power line. Due to the nature of the accident involving a downed power line, traffic was virtually shut down in both directions for about 30 minutes while crews cleared the scene. Westbound traffic was rerouted at the Hwy 50 roundabout while eastbound traffic was stopped completely at the intersection.

Less than 10 customers lost power as a result of the crash.

7 pm Tuesday: Two-vehicle crash causes traffic jam, power outage 

No injuries were reported after a two-vehicle crash occurred Tuesday evening just before 5:30 p.m. on Hwy 50 and Road G (Americus Road) west of Emporia.

According to Lyon County Sheriff's deputies on scene, the crash occurred when a passenger car attempted to make a westbound turn and was struck by a westbound minivan. The van then struck a power pole at the southwest corner of the intersection and the line fell on top of the vehicle. Westar Energy crews came out to remove the downed power line. According to Westar Energy approximately about 7 customers near the scene of the crash lost power. It is estimated to be restored by 10 p.m.

Due to the nature of the accident involving a downed power line, traffic was virtually shut down in both directions for about 30 minutes while crews cleared the scene. Westbound traffic was rerouted at the Hwy 50 roundabout while eastbound traffic was stopped completely at the intersection.

Further details are pending from the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. Emporia Police, Emporia Fire and Rescue and Kansas Highway Patrol all assisted at the scene.

Photo by Brandon Peoples/KVOE News.

 

Photo by Brandon Peoples/KVOE News.

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