A young Topeka woman and a small child were hospitalized after a crash on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia on Wednesday evening.
The Turnpike Authority says 19-year-old Carole Anne Yoshihara was southbound when she crashed into the center barrier wall for unlisted reasons. Yoshihara and 1-year-old Adrian Chandler were taken to Newman Regional Health for observation and possible treatment. The hospital does not release patient conditions to the media.
The investigation continues. Yoshihara was using her seat belt and had Chandler in a car seat.