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Friday, April 11, 2014

Lawrence woman killed in rural Douglas County accident

Posted: April 11, 2014 - 2:49am
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 11:18am

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Deputies say a 68-year-old Lawrence woman died at the scene of a single vehicle accident in rural Douglas County early Friday.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Lewis tells my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World, deputies responding on the crash just before 2 a.m. and discovered the woman's body about 30 yards from a wrecked 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

The accident occurred in the 600 block of 
U.S. Highway 56, near the unincorporated community of Globe.

Deputies believe the vehicle was traveling westbound at high speed and went into the north ditch for unknown reasons.

The car then struck a pasture driveway and went airborne, about 20 feet in the air, tearing down a power line. The driver was ejected through the passenger window as the car flipped end over end. The woman was the only occupant of the car and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The accident was reported by a passerby who spotted the car crashed off of the highway.

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Lawrence Journal-World report
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