Hail cited in Kansas crash that injured Johnson Couty woman, 7 others
7:19 AM, Apr 18, 2013
RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) - Eight people, including six students and a woman from Johnson County, are recovering after an accident in northwest Kansas on a hail-covered road.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the two-vehicle accident happened Wednesday on Interstate 70 five miles east of Russell.
The patrol says a sports utility vehicle carrying six students from Clifton-Clyde High School slid across a median when the driver, 29-year-old Laura Kay Stunkel of Palmer, lost control after driving over some hail.
The SUV struck a vehicle driven by 53-year-old Shawnee resident Melinda Smith.
All the injured were taken to a hospital in Russell. The extent of their injuries was not immediately available.
Clifton-Clyde High School is located in Clifton, and has about 80 students.