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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Double Fatality Accident on K-10 in Eudora

Updated details.

Just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical received multiple reports of a major injury accident on K-10 near mile marker 11 in Eudora. Crews responded to find multiple vehicles involved.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is advising that two subjects have died after the accident. A 24-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene. A 5-year-old was found not breathing when crews initially arrived and has since died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Two others were seriously injured in the accident. All of the patients needed to be extricated from the vehicles that they were traveling in. Incident command requested two medical helicopters respond to the scene for patient transport.

LifeStar Medical Helicopter responded from Lawrence Municipal Airport and landed on the highway, causing the eastbound lanes to also be shut down for a short time. LifeNet Medical Helicopter was dispatched to the scene but was cancelled as it arrived over the scene. LifeStar transported one patient, while the other patients were transported by ground ambulance. All patients were transported to Kansas City area Trauma centers. 

Westbound lanes of K-10 remain closed as of 7 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol is handling the accident investigation. Traffic is being diverted onto Old K-7 through Eudora.

This accident was first reported to the public by Operation 100 News on our Twitter page. Our first tweet was sent a full 8 minutes prior to any other tweets about the accident. Our news media contract was also notified by telephone as units were arriving on the scene. Don't get left behind, contract Operation 100 News today. Operation 100 News is provided as a free service to the general public. Our funding depends on news media contracts and public donations. To donate use the Paypal button in the upper left panel on this screen. You do not need to be a Paypal member to donate. Contact with any questions.

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