3 injured in wreck
Three people, including a Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department deputy, were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident west of Basehor.
The accident occurred at approximately 1:18 p.m. at 166th Street and U.S. Highway 24/40. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 1986 Chevrolet truck was traveling southbound on 166th Street and attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of the highway. The driver of the truck failed to yield and struck a sheriff's department patrol car, which was eastbound.
According to the highway patrol, two juvenile girls and the deputy were transported to the University of Kansas Hospital for treatment of injuries. Highway Patrol officers reported that a 17-year-old Bonner Springs girl and a 16-year-old Basehor girl were riding in the truck but neither was wearing a seatbelt.
Sheriff's department deputy Daniel Abramovitz was wearing a seatbelt, the patrol said.
The extent of injuries the three people sustained in the crash was not available as of press time Wednesday. The highway patrol report did not list their conditions and KU Hospital officials declined to confirm the three people were admitted to the hospital.