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Archive for Monday, June 25, 2001

6-25fatal accident brief

June 25, 2001

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A 5-year-old Lawrence boy died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night south of Lawrence.

Jack Stineman and his mother, Jacquelyn Stineman, 33, were traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 56, 5 miles west of Baldwin City, at 10:10 p.m. when their Chevrolet Suburban went left of center, according to the accident report. Stineman attempted to correct the vehicle, but it began to slide and rolled several times before landing in a steep, wooded ditch on the north side of the highway.

Emergency personnel who were first on the scene of the accident found Jack standing at the side of the road, Master Trooper Paul Alexander of the Kansas Highway Patrol said Saturday night. It was unclear, however, whether he had been thrown from the vehicle or had gotten out on his own. Alexander said that Jacquelyn Stineman had suffered several fractures and lacerations and that she and her son both sustained head injuries, although he wasn't sure of their severity.

Jacquelyn Stineman had to be extricated from the vehicle. She was taken by helicopter to KU Medical Center, where she remained Sunday in critical condition. Jack was transported by helicopter to Children's Mercy Hospital, where he later died.

No further information was available Sunday.

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