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Two injured in crash near Saffordville

Two people were hurt with one person airlifted for treatment after a wreck near the Lyon-Chase county line Tuesday morning.
 
Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker says the wreck was reported around 7:45 am on US Highway 50 near Road ZZ, or near Saffordville. A westbound pickup driven by 70-year-old Dale McGill of Emporia struck an eastbound passenger car driven by 62-year-old William Fowler of Cottonwood Falls. McGill was airlifted to Stormont Vail Health in Topeka. Fowler was transported by Chase County ambulance to Newman Regional Health.
 
It took over two hours to fully reopen the highway.
 
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.