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Archive for Wednesday, May 8, 1991

2 STILL HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT

May 8, 1991

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A Lecompton man and a Perry man remained hospitalized this morning from injuries they suffered in an accident Saturday morning.

Gary Wolford, 32, Lecompton, was listed in fair condition with multisystem trauma this morning in Lawrence Memorial Hospital's intensive care unit, and Kenton Mische, 20, Perry, was listed in fair condition at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

The accident occurred at 5:45 a.m. Saturday on Douglas County Road 438, also known as Farmers Turnpike, about 1 miles west of County Road 800E.

Sheriff Loren Anderson said Wolford was driving eastbound on 438 when his 1978 Subaru pickup collided with a 1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Mische. Mische was driving westbound in the eastbound lane, Anderson said.

Mische told officers that he was heading toward Lecompton and when he drove up over a hill, he saw headlights in his lane and swerved to avoid the oncoming vehicle. He was transported to LMH and transferred to Kansas University Medical Center.

Officers attempted to interview Wolford on Sunday, but were asked to wait until his condition stabilized. Anderson said officers probably could conduct an interview now that Wolford's condition has been upgraded.

The reporting officer said he couldn't detect any alcohol smell on either victim or in the vehicles. Anderson said no citations had been issued and the accident still is under investigation.

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