Archive for Saturday, September 22, 1990


September 22, 1990


Three people remained hospitalized this morning with injuries they suffered in a one-car accident about two miles east of Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike.

Clifton Moore, 34, Topeka, was listed in stable condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken by Life Flight helicopter after the accident.

A Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatcher today said Moore was headed east on the turnpike about 8 a.m. Friday in a 1978 Toyota four-door when he fell asleep. The car drifted off the road, struck the western lip of the Mud Creek embankment, became airborn, flew over the creek and landed on the east embankment.

Two passengers, Roland Owen, 39, and Carmen Love, 28, also were injured. They were listed in fair condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

When the car struck the embankment, it rolled onto its top and trapped Moore and Owen inside. Love was able to crawl out of the wreckage, witnesses said.

Lawrence firefighters and Douglas County Ambulance Service workers extricated the men from the car.

Charlotte Bair, a nurse from Topeka, was driving alongside Moore's car and saw the accident occur. She flagged down a truck driver, Don Watson of Denver, who notified other truckers to report the accident.

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