Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crashed and caught fire Wednesday night on Kansas 5 Highway east of Lansing, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crashed and caught fire Wednesday night on Kansas 5 Highway east of Lansing, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The crash was reported 7:36 pm. in the area of Wolcott Road (K-5) and 123rd Street.

It appears that a 2016 Dodge Charger was traveling west on Wolcott Road just west of 119th Street when the driver, Trevett McKnight, 22, lost control of the vehicle.

The car went off the road on the north side, striking a tree. The vehicle then went airborne before coming to a stop on the roadway. The car then caught fire, according to Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

McKnight and his three passengers, Jasmine Meyer, Tyrel Owens and Clifford Downing Jr., made it out of the vehicle before emergency personnel arrived.

The car was fully engulfed when firefighters reached the scene.

Owens, 21, suffered minor cuts in the crash. Downing, 20, had a swollen right eye and was bleeding from the face. McKnight complained of back pain. These three men were transported to Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, according to Sherley.

Meyer, 21, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, to be treated for what appeared to be a compound fracture to one her ankles.
The car is considered a total loss.

Speed is believed to have been a contributing factor to the crash, according to Sherley.