Teen motorist injured Sunday on K-96

Great Bend Tribune – March 24, 2014

A Great Bend teen was injured Sunday afternoon in a one-car accident on K-96 at Albert (NW 130 Ave.). Skyler Zamarripa, 16, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that cross the center line and struck a post at 1:45 p.m., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

“It appears the driver then over-corrected, entered the south ditch,” Bellendir said. “The vehicle then struck several objects along the roadway, including a highway marker, stop sign and power pole. Zamarripa was trapped in the vehicle for a shot period and was extracted by the Albert Fire Department, with Great Bend Fire Department assisting. Zamarripa was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital by Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance.”
Passengers in the car were Tosha Perales, 34, and Hannah Perales, 13, both of Great Bend. The accident is currently under investigation by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster