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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fatality Accident on K-10 in Eudora

UPDATED STORY

Just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical received multiple reports of a major injury accident on K-10 near mile marker 11 in Eudora. Crews responded to find multiple vehicles involved.

One subject was pronounced deceased on the scene, a juvenile victim was found not breathing and two adult victims with life threatening injuries. All of the patients needed to be extricated from the vehicles that they were traveling in. Incident command requested two medical helicopters respond to the scene for patient transport.

LifeStar Medical Helicopter responded from Lawrence Municipal Airport and landed on the highway, causing the eastbound lanes to also be shut down. LifeNet Medical Helicopter was dispatched to the scene but was cancelled as it arrived over the scene.

All patients were transported to Kansas City area Trauma centers. Westbound lanes of K-10 are expected to be closed for an extended period of time for investigation and clean up. Kansas Highway Patrol is arriving to investigate the accidents cause.

This accident was first reported to the public by Operation 100 News on our Twitter page. Our first tweet was sent a full 8 minutes prior to any other tweets about the accident. Our news media contract was also notified by telephone as units were arriving on the scene. Don't get left behind, contract Operation 100 News today. Operation 100 News is provided as a free service to the general public. Our funding depends on news media contracts and public donations. To donate use the Paypal button in the upper left panel on this screen. You do not need to be a Paypal member to donate. Contact Operation100news@gmail.com with any questions.
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