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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Head-on crash on K-10 seriously injures one person

Posted: December 4, 2012 - 5:59am
Updated: December 4, 2012 - 11:06am

Update:

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells the Lawrence Journal-World the accident occurred about 5:40 a.m..

A westbound Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Jakob Devore, 21 of Ottawa, drifted into the eastbound lane.

An eastbound Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Lauro Salas Garcia, 51 of Topeka, collided head-on with Devore's car. The Sivlerado overturned, trapping Garcia.

Sergeant Steve Lewis of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells the Journal-World that Garcia was transported by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. The extent of his injuries were unknown. Devore refused medical treatment.

Link to the Lawrence Journal-World report.

Original report:

Douglas County authorities are investigating a head on collision on Kansas Highway 10 bypass this morning just outside of Lawrence.

The crash was reported just before 5:40 a.m. on the South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10 bypass) just to the south of Clinton Parkway.

Deputies arriving at the scene reported two vehicles involved, one had rolled onto its roof and sustained heavy damage. The driver of that vehicle was extricated from the wreckage.

One person was transported from the scene to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka by a LifeStar air-ambulance.

A second person, said to have minor injuries, refused medical treatment.

Authorities closed K-10 to all traffic due to debris being scattered across the highway and for the LifeStar helicopter to land on the roadway. All lanes were reopened at 6:45 a.m. and the crash scene was completely clear by 7:45 a.m..

More on this accident can also be found from Operation 100 News reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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