Teens injured in Butler County accident

They were on horseback, hit by a truck

AUGUSTA, Kan - The Kansas Highway Patrol says two teenagers who were riding horses were critically injured when they were hit by a tow truck. 

The collision happened around 9:15 Wednesday evening on Southwest 100th Street near Augusta. 

The Patrol said the 70-year-old tow truck driver didn't see three people on horseback as he was crossing the Walnut River Bridge and struck two of them from behind. 

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Quezada and 14-year-old Piper Arnold, both from Augusta, are hospitalized in Wichita. 

Another 18-year-old on horseback and the truck driver were not injured. 

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