Maritza Ruiz Injured in Accident at Hwy 156 near Garden City, KS

January 18, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Maritza Ruiz
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

156 Hwy Plaza, Garden City, KS, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Kansas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Semi-Truck, Cattle Truck
Hwy 156
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck collided with a cattle truck

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at Hwy 156 near Garden City, KS on January 18th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 8:25 a.m. According to investigators, a semi-truck towing livestock was traveling westbound. A second cattle truck was attempting a left turn from a rest stop onto the highway when it puled into the path of the first truck. The two vehicles collided and one vehicle veered into a south ditch in the impact. The driver, 27-year-old Maritza Ruiz, was hospitalized with serious injuries. The other driver was uninjured. Additional information was not available.

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