Wamego crash victims identified


WAMEGO, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews were on the scene of an injury crash Wednesday morning in Pottawatomie County.

The crash was reported to the Kansas Highway Patrol by the Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Office at 8:28 a.m. on U.S. 24 Highway at Salzer Road, west of Wamego.

Invesitagators said Shawn Damman of Topeka was driving a truck carrying a trailer traveling westbound on U.S. 24. Damman attempted to make a left turn to go south on Salzer Road and was hit by a Penske truck, driven by Korey Belcher of Overland Park.

KHP said the two people in the Penske truck were injured. Edward Warfield of Kansas City was taken to a Wamego hospital with minor injuries, while driver Belcher was taken by air ambulance to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. KHP said they were in stable condition. Warfield and his passenger, James Newman IV of Topeka, were not injured.

The highway was closed while crews worked the scene and was back open around 10:30 a.m on Wednesday.


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