Infant, woman injured in Hwy. 24 wreck, 1 arrested for DUI

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A woman and an infant were taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon, after a crash on Highway 24 in Jefferson County.

It happened just after 3 p.m. near the Jefferson and Douglas County line.

Kansas Highway Patrol said a 1995 Subaru Legacy was driving westbound on Hwy. 24 when it crossed over the center line and hit a 2002 Kia Rio.

KHP said the driver of the Subaru was Brian Eugene Bennett, 24 of Topeka. He was not injured in the crash. Bennett was arrested for driving under the influence.

Cadence Elijah Nunez-Ruckman, 21 of Lawrence was the driver of the other vehicle and he was not injured.

Mariah Young, 20 of Perry and 2-month-old Niya Ruckman of Perry, both passengers of that vehicle were taken to a local hospital.




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