WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Police said Tuesday that a 30-year-old Wichita man who was critically hurt in a crash last week is in "grave condition" after previously announcing that he had died.

The Wichita Police Department sent a news release at around noon Tuesday stating that the man had died. But WPD spokesperson Juan Rebolledo said shortly after 2 p.m. that the man has not died but is in "grave condition" at a local hospital. 

The accident happened at around 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20 near 21st Street North and Rock Road. Officers arrived on scene to find the 30-year-old man unconscious. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Rebolledo said the man was driving north on Rock Road when he lost control of his dark green Toyota Camry, went over the median and collided head-on with a black Nissan Altima and a silver Lincoln Continental, which were both traveling southbound. 

KAKE News has omitted the man's name from this updated report. 


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Two people have suffered injuries in a crash in northeast Wichita on Tuesday.

The accident happened just before noon in the 1900 block of North Rock Road, which is south of 21st Street. Lt Kris Henderson said a northbound green vehicle went over the raised median and into oncoming traffic where it hit another car, which collided with a third vehicle. 

The driver who went over the median was in extremely critical condition. The driver of the second vehicle suffered potentially serious injuries, and the third driver wasn't hurt. No names have been released. 

Lt. Henderson said it's unknown what caused the first driver to go over the median.