GREAT BEND, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities in central Kansas have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection to a hit-and-run crash that injured two people Thursday night. 

Barton County deputies responded at around 8:45 p.m. to a crash in the 5600 block of Railroad Avenue in south Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said deputies were notified that two people were hurt and one driver had fled the scene. 

The investigation indicates a 2008 Dodge minivan driven by Timothy Chism crossed the center line and hit a Chevy Equinox. Chism then fled.

The woman driving the Chevy and a passenger in the minivan were taken to a local hospital, and the Chevy driver was later transported to a hospital in Wichita. Their conditions were not provided.  

Sheriff Bellendir said deputies arrested Chism at a Great Bend home Friday afternoon. He's charged with with leaving the scene of an injury accident and registered offender violations.

The sheriff said Chism has previously been booked into the Barton County Jail 52 times. Friday makes his 53rd time. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Chism is on parole for criminal possession of a firearm and drug possession. He also has prior convictions that include drug possession, theft, lewd and lascivious behavior, assault and fleeing law enforcement. He was last paroled in November 2022.