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A large disturbance broke out at Lake Afton Tuesday morning 7/3/2012 Video by kfdi.comvideo
A large disturbance at Lake Afton early Tuesday morning injured six people, and six suspects were taken to the Sedgwick County Detention Facility on charges of aggravated battery.
It happened shortly after 2 a.m. at the southeast corner of the lake.
Law enforcement from Cheney, Goddard and Maize, along with Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies, responded to the area on the report of a large fight at the campground and that some of the injured people had been run over by an SUV.
Sheriff's Sgt. Dale Butcher said a Goddard officer spotted the suspect's vehicle leaving the area, and began following until deputies could get into the area. They took the suspects into custody near 167th Street West and Kellogg.
Butcher said the suspects were driving through the campground when they spotted people that they had been in a disagreement with. They got out of the vehicle and started a fight.
As they were leaving, at least one person was hit by the suspect's SUV.
Six of the campers were injured. Three of them suffered serious injuries and were taken to Wichita hospitals.
In an unrelated incident that happened around 3 a.m., a pickup truck traveling east on MacArthur near Lake Afton crashed. It happened just east of 215th Street West.
Butcher said that for an unknown reason, the driver of the truck left the road and crashed into hay bales in a field north of the road.
Both the truck and the hay caught on fire. The driver escaped unharmed.
Sedgwick County firefighters and EMS, as well as sheriff's deputies were already in the area because of the fight disturbance and quickly respond to the scene. The fire was brought under control, but the truck was destroyed.
Butcher said it appeared the driver was intoxicated, and he has been taken into custody on suspicion of DUI.