Archive for Monday, May 10, 2010

Two injured in accident on U.S. Highway 59

May 10, 2010

Two people were injured in a vehicle accident early Sunday morning. One of the patients was taken to a Kansas City area hospital with serious injuries.

The accident happened early Sunday morning near Pleasant Grove.

Douglas County undersheriff Steve Hornberger said a truck failed to make a turn while traveling southbound on Highway 59. It hit at least one fence and rolled over in a field.

Both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The driver was identified as Cassandra R. Mayo, 26, Baldwin City. The passenger is Calvin Coleman Jr., 29, Baldwin City.

Mayo was flown by air ambulance to a Kansas City hospital in critical condition. Coleman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. He was treated and released from the hospital Sunday.

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