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Friday, January 27, 2012

2 Seriously injured in Interstate 35 collision

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 2:26am
Updated: January 27, 2012 - 6:42am


Photo of the scene at 2:23 a.m.
Photo provided by Kansas City Scout
Just before 2:15 a.m. Lenexa Police along with Olathe Police and Fire were called to the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 between College Boulevard (111th Street) and Interstate 435.

Lenexa Police arrived on scene and reported that there were two cars and a tractor trailer involved in the accident. 

Olathe Fire arrived on scene reporting two vehicles were involved with heavy damage. Crews initially reported two people injured, one critically and another seriously. A short time later, after further assessment, both of the injured were said to have serious injuries. Dispatchers also confirmed that two people were seriously injured.

One Rescue apparatus, from the Olathe Fire Department, was requested to respond to the scene to assist with extrication. Johnson County Med-Act also sent two ambulances and a Battalion Chief to the scene.

Photo of the scene at 3:05 a.m.
Photo provided by Kansas City Scout
A 30-year-old male is said to have been the driver of a pickup truck which was facing the wrong way on the Interstate when units arrived on the scene. That driver is not believed to have been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The second injured driver is said to be a 31-year-old male who was wearing a seat belt.

Both men are said to have serious but, non-life threatening injuries. Unconfirmed reports indicate that one of the drivers may have been intoxicated. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Photo of the scene at 6:00 a.m.
Photo provided by Kansas City Scout
As of 6:00 a.m., two inside (left) lanes remain closed as Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident. The right lane remains open to northbound traffic.

Lenexa Police say that all lanes are open to traffic as of 6:40 a.m..


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