Updated: September 6, 2013 - 2:14pm
The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the two men injured in this morning's accident.
Troopers say Ryan Stone, 37, of Meadville, Missouri and Isiah Jones, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri were both critically injured in a single vehicle accident early Friday.
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper say the men were riding in a 2001 International and were westbound on K-58, approximately 5 miles west of Colony, Kansas. The truck went off the right side of the roadway and struck two signs, the vehicle then crossed back to the left side of the road, where it struck a tree, in the ditch.
The vehicle was heavily damaged and both men were extricated from the vehicle by local firefighters.
Mr. Stone was transported to a Kansas City area trauma center and Mr. Jones was transported to a Topeka trauma center. Both men remained in serious condition at last check.
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The accident was reported shortly after 12:30 Friday morning, on K-58 near SW Colorado, or approximately five miles west of US-169 highway, outside of Colony, Kansas.
First responders arrived to find a two-ton railroad maintenance truck with very heavy damage. Crews worked for more than 30 minutes to extricate both occupants from the truck.
Two medical helicopters responded and transported both of the injured to trauma centers for further treatement.
The intersection remained closed until around 2:30 a.m..
The accident scene is about 70 miles south of Downtown Lawrence, or 80 miles southwest of the intersection of 75th Street and Interstate 35 in Overland Park.
Law enforcement and firefighters from Allen County and Coffey County assisted Anderson County on the call.
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