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One injured in Friday morning crash
GB transportation bus in crash
Barton County law enforcement was dispatched to a crash scene at 19th and Main Streets in Great Bend Friday morning. The crash, which involved a Great Bend public transportation vehicle, resulted in a Great Bend man receiving treatment at the scene by Great Bend EMS and later going to the hospital.

A semi-truck driver was cited and one person sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash involving a Great Bend public transportation bus at the intersection of 19th and Main Streets in Great Bend Friday morning. 

According to a report from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, the Great Bend Police Department responded to the injury crash at 9:35 a.m. Friday. Responding officers determined that a Great Bend city-owned vehicle was involved and the investigation was turned over to the BCSO.

The crash narrative noted that the 2022 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer combo driven by Joshua Reeves of Rutherford, Tenn., was traveling southbound on Main and ran a red light at the 19th-Street intersection. The Peterbuilt struck a General Public Transportation bus driven by Terry Byerly of Great Bend, which was traveling westbound in the intersection. There were no passengers on the bus at the time. The impact caused the bus to spin around, striking a third vehicle, a 2008 Ford Econoline van driven by Charles Martinz of Great Bend.

Byerly was treated at the scene by Great Bend EMS and released. He was later transported to The University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus emergency room by personal vehicle, with a complaint of pain. No other parties were injured.

Reeves was cited for failure to obey traffic controls.