One injured in Sunday Jackson Co wreck

traffic crash

(KNZA)--One person was injured Sunday afternoon when a Jackson County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle responding to an emegency call rear-ended another vehicle west of Holton.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said it happened around 3:45 at the intersection of K-16 Highway and O Road.

The Patrol reports a SUV driven by Jackson County Sheriff's deputy 29-year-old Jose Martinez-Chaves, of Horton, was eastbound with his lights and sirens activated when he struck the rear of an eastbound pickup truck driven by 30-year-old Austin Peters, of Topeka, that was slowing to turn left onto O Road.

A passenger in the pickup, 59-year-old James Lovvorn, of Holton, was transported to the Holton Community Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Both drivers and two other passenger's in the pickup were not hurt.

The Patrol says all five occupants were wearing seat belts when the wreck occurred.

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