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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two people injured in head-on collision

Posted: January 17, 2013 - 6:35am
Updated: January 17, 2013 - 7:29am

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating after two vehicles collided head on this morning.

The accident was reported at approximately 6:15 a.m. on 199th Street about one-quarter of a mile east of Switzer Road in Aubry Township.

Initial reports indicate that one driver may have been driving erratically and crossed the center line in attempt to pass another vehicle just before the collision occurred. There are also reports that the roadway is slippery, possibly patches of black ice in the area.

Johnson County Fire District No. 2 and Johnson County Med-Act responded to the scene where the found two people injured. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, one ended up in the ditch off the side of the roadway. One person had to be extricated from the vehicle that came to rest in the ditch.

One driver is said to be a male in his mid 50's with an apparent broken leg. He was wearing a seat belt and was pinned in his vehicle when first responders arrived. Crews worked for about 15 minutes to extricate that him from the vehicle. His injuries are said to be serious.

The second driver is said to be a male in his mid 20's. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, possible back injury.

Sheriff's Deputies and Overland Park Police have shutdown both directions of 199th Street between Switzer Road and Antioch Road.

Dispatchers tell Operation 100 News that the roadway will remain closed for an extended period of time.

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