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One killed, 4 injured in 3-vehicle Jeff Co wreck
07/14/2019

(KNZA)--A Sunday afternoon three-vehicle Jefferson County wreck left one person died and four others injured.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened on U.S. 24 Highway at Oak Road, about one mile west of U.S. 59, around 4:30

The Patrol says an eastbound car driven by 19-year-old Mason Robb, of Perry, stopped to turn left onto Oak Road when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a eastbound SUV driven by 50-year-old Rynette Reiling-Minor, of Oskaloosa. Her vehicle then crossed the center line and struck a westbound SUV driven by 74-year-old Walter Zimmerling, of Frankfort, head-on.

Killed in the wreck was a passenger in the Zimmerling vehicle, 68-year-old Marysville resident Theresa Elsinger.

Zimmerling was transported to Topeka's Stormont-Vail Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Another passenger in his vehicle, 69-year-old Frankfort resident Charlotte Zimmerling, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City with suspected serious injuries.  

Reiling-Minor and Robb were both transported to Topeka's Stormont-Vail Hospital with suspected serious injuries.            

The Patrol says its not known if Elsinger was wearing a seatbelt but all the other occupants were buckled up.

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