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Monday, April 21, 2014

Man critical after truck hits tree

Posted: April 21, 2014 - 2:27am
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 7:46am

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A man was critically injured when his pickup truck slammed into a tree and caught fire early Monday.

The accident was reported just after 2 a.m., on 79th Street east of Belinder Avenue in Prairie Village.

Johnson County Med-Act arrived to report the truck was on its side with very heavy damage and one person trapped inside.

A resident of the area tells Operation 100 News that the driver appeared to be a man in his 20's.

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The injured man was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in critical condition. His injuries are said to include serious trauma and first-degree burns to his upper body.

Prairie Village Police have called for assistance from the Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit for accident investigation.

Dispatchers say 79th Street will remain closed between Belinder and Booth until officers complete the on-scene accident investigation.

Check back with this report for updates.

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