Law enforcement report
A 34-year-old Douglas County man who was injured early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle accident about four miles south of Lawrence was listed in fair condition Saturday night at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. A Douglas County sheriff's dispatcher said that James Coozennoy, Eudora, was injured at about 2:25 a.m. Saturday when the vehicle he was driving overturned on U.S. Highway 59, just south of Pleasant Grove. Coozennoy was taken by Douglas County Ambulance Service to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was later taken to KUMC, the dispatcher said. Sheriff's officers who worked the accident have not yet completed their report and were unavailable to provide any more information Saturday night, the dispatcher said.
A rural Leavenworth man who was injured in a one-car accident that killed another passenger early Saturday morning about two miles northeast of Lawrence remained in fair condition Saturday night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Timothy Rush, 29, rural Leavenworth, was in the hospital's surgery unit Saturday night, an LMH nursing supervisor said. Rush suffered abdominal injuries in the accident. James L. Mitchell, 24, also of rural Leavenworth, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 2 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 32. Two other men in the car, Randy Culbertson, 24, and Christopher Gilfert, 24, also of rural Leavenworth, were taken by ambulance to the hospital, but were not hospitalized. Sheriff's officers were trying to discover who was driving at the time of the accident and had not yet finished their report as of Saturday night, a sheriff's dispatcher said.
Lawrence firefighters responded to a false alarm at 9:20 a.m. Saturday at 1433 Tenn.