Two Franklin County residents injured in rollover accident on Kansas Highway 68

Two Franklin County residents were injured early Tuesday in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Kansas Highway 68 after the driver swerved to avoid a deer.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 39-year-old Patricia Sleichter of Quenemo was headed west in a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am at 1:35 a.m. about 1 mile east of the Osage County line.

Her passenger, 32-year-old Gerald Trinkle of Ottawa, told officers she swerved to miss a deer and the car rolled off the highway.

Sleichter was flown via helicopter ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Trinkle was taken via a ground ambulance to the same hospital.