Law enforcement is investigating why a driver was on the wrong side of Interstate 135 Tuesday, causing an accident that sent three people to the hospital.


Law enforcement is investigating why a driver was on the wrong side of Interstate 135 Tuesday, causing an accident that sent three people to the hospital.

A vehicle driven by Jerome Jacobson of North Newton was driving southbound on the northbound side of I-135 at about 1 p.m. Tuesday when his vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Brenda J. Schmidt of Goessel, who was northbound.

The impact was head on.

Both drivers, along with a passenger in Schmidt’s vehicle, Fredrick J. Schmidt, were transported to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

Jacobson and Brenda Schmidt were in serious condition and Fredrick Schmidt was in critical condition.

All patients are in stable condition today, according to a sheriff’s department press release.

The accident is under investigation.