On Wednesday, Nov. 27 at about 3:30 a.m. Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a location in the 1000 block of NW 40 Ave.
Officers were responding to the report of an injury accident involving a truck tractor / semi-trailer combination.
Upon arrival deputies located a white, 2018 Peterbilt tractor on its side in the West ditch.
The semi-trailer, which was loaded with distiller’s grain was also overturned. Investigation at the scene indicates the unit was southbound on NW. 40 th Ave. when the driver lost control and the vehicle entered the ditch, where it rolled over onto its side and came to rest.
The driver was identified as Garrett Knorr, age 28 of Great Bend. There was also a passenger in the vehicle identified as Jaxton Fry age 18, also of Great Bend. Both received minor injuries and were transported to Clara Barton hospital, by Hoisington EMS.
With the holiday weekend approaching, the current forecast is calling for snow and inclement weather for Northern and Western Kansas. In the event of deteriorating road conditions please slow down, don’t drink and drive and allow extra time to reach your destination. Be aware of current and predicted weather conditions before you leave home. On behalf of the Sheriff’s office and all our employees, we wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.