Updated: November 14, 2011 - 12:07pm
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Overland Park Police closed the northbound lanes of US 69 Highway at 151st Street in Overland Park as they investigate a three vehicle accident that occurred at 6:10 a.m.. The accident occurred closer to 143rd Street. Police have confirmed that two people were pronounced deceased at the scene and four others, including two juveniles, were transported from the scene by Johnson County Med-Act Ambulances.
The highway reopened just after noon Monday morning.
Police say that three vehicles were involved in the accident, one did rollover. Northbound traffic is being forced to exit at 151st Street. Southbound traffic is restricted to one lane. Police say that the lane closures will remain in place indefinitely.
The female driver and a juvenile were killed in the accident according to Police. Overland Park Police have identified 29-year-old Heidi Lynn Adams as the driver of the SUV who was killed in the accident. Adams' daughter, 9-year-old, Imogin Grace Adams was also killed in the accident. Police say the 4-year-old and 7-year-old were also Adams' children.
The 4-year-old remains in critical condition and the 7-year-old remains in serious condition, according to the Overland Park Police Department. Updates were not available on the conditions of the two pickup truck drivers who were injured in the accident. Earlier reports from Johnson County Med-Act were that one of the adults was seriously injured and the other suffered minor injuries.
A LifeFlight Eagle Helicopter was initially dispatched to the crash scene. That helicopter was canceled prior to it's arrival. All four patients were transported by ground.
Initial reports indicated that the SUV went airborne and struck the top of a pickup truck. The airborne SUV was then struck by a second pickup truck and finally came to rest, upside down, in the ditch. Police would not confirm this report at last check.
A witness to the accident tells Operation 100 News, by phone, that the two children were both in the vehicle that came to rest overturned in the ditch. That same witness tells me, one of the children was cut out of the SUV by firefighters. This report was confirmed by a Police spokesperson.
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