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Thursday, September 2, 2021

DUI suspected in late night crash with tree along Metcalf

 Posted: September 2, 2021 - 8:28 a.m.

A man in his mid-30s was seriously injured in a crash with a tree near 66th Terrace and Metcalf late Wednesday in Overland Park.
An Overland Park police officer walks around the crashed
truck after firefighters extricated the driver
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Police and firefighters were called to the 6600 block of Metcalf about 10:05 p.m. following reports that a truck had crashed into a tree.

"Witnesses reported vehicle one was traveling at a high rate of speed and at times driving southbound in the northbound lanes," Officer John Lacy of the Overland Park Police Department said. "Vehicle one ran off the road to the west and struck a tree."

At the scene, firefighters worked for about 10 minutes to extricate the driver from the crashed truck. The man suffered serious injuries to his legs.

Johnson County Med-Act and Overland Park firefighters transported the man to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to the University of Kansas Hospital
Officer Lacy confirms the man sustained severe injuries and is suspected of driving under the influence.

Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and Mission police officers also responded to the call.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Police and firefighters examine the truck after the driver was transported by ambulance

The truck was heavily damaged in the crash.
Firefighters removed the driver's door in order to get the driver out

Police marked on the sidewalk where the truck left the southbound lanes of Metcalf.
The crashed truck is shown in the trees.

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