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Reading man hospitalized after wreck near Olpe

Authorities say icy conditions may have contributed to an injury accident near Olpe early Thursday morning but were probably not a major factor.

Undersheriff John Koelsch says 56-year-old Wayne Baird of Reading was southbound on Kansas Highway 99 near Road "K-5." Baird went straight where the highway curves to the southeast, rolling his car.

Baird was hospitalized at Newman Regional Health, which does not release patient conditions to the media.

The investigation continues into the accident.

7 am: Crash hurts man near Olpe

An investigation is underway after an injury accident near Olpe on Thursday.

Lyon County deputies, Olpe first responders and Emporia rescue workers were called to 785 Kansas Highway 99 at around 5:45 am after a southbound vehicle crashed and rolled. Emporia firefighters say they took one man to Newman Regional Health for observation and possible treatment.

Additional details, including the patient's name and crash background, have not been released. Driving conditions have been snowpacked and occasionally icy Thursday, but authorities have not said whether that may have played a role in the crash.

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