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Truck used in prison escape found

June 17, 2012

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— A box truck that two inmates used to escape from the Winfield Correctional Facility in south-central Kansas has been found abandoned about 15 miles away.

The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release that the truck sustained a blowout northeast of Rock and was found Sunday morning.

The discovery was made one day after corrections officials identified 52-year-old Robert Cook and 48-year-old Frank Crutchfield as missing.

Now, officials say a truck belonging to the nearby city of Douglass is missing and that the fugitives are suspected of taking it. The vehicle is described as a dark blue 2006 GMC Sierra with a Kansas license tag of 74914.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two men or the missing truck to contact law enforcement.

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