Archive for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

U.S. 59 reopens north of Baldwin Junction after accident

September 15, 2010, 12:12 p.m.

Updated: September 15, 2010, 1:41 p.m.

Both directions of U.S. 59 just north of N. 482 Road were closed while while emergency crews cleared the scene of an injury accident. Kansas Department of Transportation officials said the highway reopened about 1 p.m.

One person was seriously injured and two people sustained minor injuries in the two-vehicle crash, which happened about 11:30 a.m.

Firefighters inquired about using a LifeStar helicopter to transport the seriously injured person, who had to be extricated from the vehicle. Because of the rain, no emergency helicopters were flying.

Check back with baldwincity.com for updates.

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