Gypsum, Kansas — Two elderly women were taken to a hospital on Thursday after their car was in a wreck with a tow truck several miles north of Gypsum. This happened around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon (July 30, 2015) and the women were later identified as Carolyn Beech, 75, and Laverna Ernst, 90.
Police said that Beech, who was from Carlton, was headed east on Water Well Road in her Buick that afternoon with Ernst (from Enterprise) as a passenger.
When she came upon the intersection with Donmyer Road, however, Beech was hit on the passenger side by a northbound tow truck. That driver, 58-year old Kenneth Cimler, wasn’t harmed.
However, both Beech and Ernst were taken to a local hospital for their injuries. It’s not clear how badly they were hurt.
The cause of the accident appears to be failure to yield, but the police didn’t specify which driver was at fault. The trucker claims that Beech’s car ran a stop sign, though that may need to be investigated.
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