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Litchfield couple hurt in crash west of Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON -- A Litchfield man and woman were taken to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when their minivan was struck by a trailer Monday evening.

According to the State Patrol, James D. Loehr, 73, was driving a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van westbound. The van was struck by a trailer that had become disconnected from a 1990 Chevy pickup driven eastbound by Shane E. Lemke, 24, of Hutchinson.

The crash happened around 7:40 p.m. along State Highway 7.

A passenger in the van, Mary Jo Loehr, 69, sustained undisclosed injuries. Neither Lemke nor his passenger, Scott T. Russen, 19, of Hutchinson, were injured.