BARTON COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 6p.m. Wednesday in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reported a 1989 Ford F150 driven by Kaden Fowler, 15, Great Bend, was eastbound at a high rate of speed on an access road in the area of the flood control project south of Great Bend.
Fowler lost control of the vehicle striking two fence posts and a guidewire. The vehicle then traveled up an embankment, striking another post where it came to rest. Fowler was not injured in the accident.
The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Brevan Phelps, 17 of Ellinwood. Phelps sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the collision. He was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital by private vehicle, according to Bellendir.
Neither occupant was wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Excessive speed and driver inexperience are suspected as contributing factors in the collision. The accident is still under investigation by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office. Further charges may be pending, according Bellendir.