Law enforcement report
¢ Two people were transported to Topeka hospitals after a crash Saturday afternoon involving three cars on U.S. Highway 75 in Osage County about three miles south of the U.S. Highway 56 junction. A 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck headed south on U.S. 75 attempting to turn left was rear-ended by a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, which knocked the front pickup into the path of an oncoming 1985 Chevrolet truck owned by the military, a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
The only injuries or possible injuries reported were to the driver of the 1994 Chevrolet, Dena LeeAnn Wallace, 16, Scranton, who was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center with a possible injury, and to the driver of the pickup thrown into the northbound lane, Robert Gassman, 69, Scranton, who was transported via life flight to St. Francis Hospital.
¢ An elderly Shawnee man blacked out because of a medical condition and struck a post and guard rail Saturday afternoon on the Turnpike in between the east Topeka and Lecompton-Lawrence exits, a report from the Kansas Turnpike Authority said.
Eighty-year-old Eldon E. Schneider's 1998 Lincoln came to rest in the north ditch facing south about 3:45 p.m. Saturday. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Topeka to be treated for his medical condition, the report said.
¢ Two Emporia teens were injured Saturday afternoon when their 1993 Chevrolet car veered left of the center line and struck a 2002 Toyota car of a Lecompton man, a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Natasha R. Delgado, 19, and Alyssa Delgado, 17, were transported from the crash scene on U.S. Highway 40 about five miles east of Topeka to Stormont-Vail in Topeka with possible injuries. Todd H. Walker, 40, Lecompton, driver of the westbound Toyota, was not injured as his airbags deployed.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
¢ Smoke scare, odor of smoke, 8:43 p.m. Friday, 31st Street and Kasold Drive.
¢ Outside rubbish fire, 8:13 a.m. Friday, 1405 Apple Lane.
¢ Dispatched fire incident and canceled en route, 12:50 a.m. Friday, Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue.
Lawrence Humane Society
Stray dogs brought to shelter
¢ Boxer-German Shepherd mix, brindle, male, 3 to 5 years old.