Hutchinson Crashes 27 Dec 11

A couple of crashes occurred in Hutchinson early yesterday afternoon (Monday) on opposite ends of the city, but nearly at the same time.

One crash involved two vehicles at Highway 7 West and School Road at about 1pm.

Authorities say Gerald Wemhoff of Winsted was driving his pickup eastbound on Highway 7 and drove through a red light and hit an SUV driven by Gwen Stenzel of Hutchinson.  Stenzel’s SUV spun around and tipped on its side.

Both drivers were taken to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  Both vehicles received extensive damage.

The other crash occurred on highway 15 South moments later.

Details on that crash are not yet available.