Six hurt in Morton County accident


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Six teenagers were injured, one critically, after the driver of a vehicle lost control and drove off the road Monday morning in Morton County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Mathew Pearson, 18, Moscow, was driving west on Road Z, 7.5 miles east of Kansas Highway 27, just after midnight Monday, when he veered to the left side of the roadway and drove into a field. The vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, rolled and came to rest on its wheels.

Pearson was transported to Stevens County Hospital. There were five passengers in the vehicle who were taken to the hospital. Jorger Araiza, 18, Moscow, was taken to Stevens County Hospital; Mia Miranda, 15, Johnson City, was taken to Morton County Hospital then transfered to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita; Alejandra Moran, 16, Moscow, was taken to Stevens County Hospital; Paloma Moran, 17, Moscow, was taken to Stevens County Hospital; and Sierra Vianney, 15, Johnson City, was taken to Morton County Hospital.

Miranda still remained at Wesley Medical Center and in critical condition on Tuesday. Conditions for the driver and the other passengers were not made available by Stevens County and Morton County hospitals.

Pearson, Araiza and Vianney were all wearing seat belts. Miranda and both Morans were not, according to the KHP report.

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