Texting might have led to Sumner County crash

Published On: May 08 2014 06:59:32 PM CDT   Updated On: May 09 2014 05:03:14 PM CDT
OXFORD, Kan, -

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether a driver involved in a two vehicle crash was texting before the accident.

Investigators said James Mills 2008 Ford F-250 was westbound in the 1700 block of East US 160 Highway Thursday evening.

The truck drifted across the center line, clipped the side mirror and collided with Robert Schuster's eastbound 2003 Chevy Silverado trailer full of wooden fencing.

The truck and a 16-foot trailer were destroyed. Mills was flown by emergency helicopter to a Wichita hospital with critical leg injuries, but has since improved to fair. Schuster was not hurt.

A news release indicated Schuster believed Mills may have been texting. The investigator was unable to talk with Mills due to his injuries. Charges are pending.


A one car accident sent a man to the hospital from Sumner County.

911 Dispatch Supervisor said the crash happened about 6:30 Thursday night on Highway-160 and River Road near Oxford. The cause of accident is not yet known. The Sumner County Sheriff's Office will investigate the crash.