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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lawrence man killed in early morning accident

Posted: October 7, 2012 - 2:56am
Updated: October 8, 2012 - 3:54am

Update: 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirms to Operation 100 News reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World that at 34-year-old Lawrence man was killed in this accident at 2:10 a.m..

Deputies say David Leroy Smart was driving northbound near the 2000 block of County Road 1045 when his 1997 Chevrolet truck drifted into a ditch and struck a culvert.

Sergeant Steve Lewis tells the Journal-World that Mr. Smart was pronounced dead at 3:52 a.m. by emergency room staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

No other information is currently being released.

Original report: Last updated October 7, 2012 - 4:25am

Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called just before 2:30 to the 2000 block of E 1400 Road (County Road 1045) for a single vehicle accident.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find on vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into a culvert. The driver of the vehicle sustained critical injuries and was pinned in the crash.

Fire Medical crews arrived to report the vehicle on its side off of the roadway with "major damage." Medical crews confirmed the driver to be pinned with critical injuries and immediately requested a LifeStar helicopter respond to the scene.

Crews worked approximately 30 minutes to extricate the injured driver from the vehicle.

At 3:30, LifeStar's pilot reported that the patient had "coded", meaning they had stopped breathing, and that the injured person would be transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance. LifeStar's medic crew rode on the ambulance to assist with patient care.

Sheriff's Deputies closed all lanes of E 1400 Road between N 2000 Road and N 2100 Road and LifeStar was landed on the roadway. The roadway remains closed as the accident investigation continues. Deputies have requested public works to bring barricades to assist with blocking the roadway.

No other details or updates were immediately available.

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