Archive for Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Passenger sought from K-5 wreck

October 17, 2006

Law enforcement officials are looking for the passenger in a head-on collision that took place just before noon Tuesday southeast of Lansing.

These two cars collided late Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, on Kansas Highway 5 southeast of Lansing. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals; a passenger fled from the scene and is being sought by authorities.

These two cars collided late Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, on Kansas Highway 5 southeast of Lansing. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals; a passenger fled from the scene and is being sought by authorities.

Crews from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 and Leavenworth County EMS responded to the wreck, which took place about 11:40 a.m. on Kansas Highway 5 just south of Tontine Road and Wolcott Drive.

Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said his officers had been called to assist in the hunt for a passenger who fled from the scene of the wreck, about 7 miles southeast of Lansing.

Leonard Ayres of the Leavenworth Sheriff's Office said he was awaiting information from detectives on the scene until he could comment about the wreck.

Both drivers in the accident were transported to area hospitals; one driver was taken to Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth; the other was flown by Life Star air ambulance to University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. The extent of their injuries was unknown early this afternoon.

Emergency personnel place one of the drivers aboard a Life Star air ambulance for transport to University of Kansas Hospital.

Emergency personnel place one of the drivers aboard a Life Star air ambulance for transport to University of Kansas Hospital.

For more information on the wreck, pick up the Oct. 19 edition of The Current.

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