2 injured in 3-vehicle accident Sunday evening on U.S. 56

October 19, 2015

Two people were treated at area hospitals after a three-vehicle wreck on Sunday evening off U.S. Highway 56 east of Baldwin City.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristen Dymacek said the wreck occurred at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 56 about 3 miles west of Baldwin City.

She said 20-year-old Kaitlyn Stout, of Olathe, feel asleep at the wheel of her eastbound vehicle and drifted across the center line, striking a pickup driven by Michael Clover, 39, of Lawrence, and carrying a 14-year-old passenger, Abbigale Clover, of Lawrence. Stout’s vehicle continued on after the first collision, hitting a pickup driven by Michael Ford, 56, of Iola, and carrying four passengers. Both pickups were pulling trailers.

Stout and a passenger in first pickup involved in the incident, Abbigale Clover, suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the crash. Clover was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance where she was treated and released, and Stout was taken by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Hospital.

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