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Archive for Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Perry woman’s condition fair after rollover crash

June 30, 2009, 1:30 p.m. Updated July 1, 2009, 1:06 a.m.

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A Perry woman’s condition was upgraded to fair on Tuesday afternoon, following a two-vehicle rollover crash Monday evening near Perry, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Denise Walker, 38, received life-threatening injuries after the 1998 Ford she was driving collided with a freight truck. The crash occurred at 5:21 p.m. at the intersection of Newman and Bridge roads, about one mile west of Perry.

The woman and Jacob Walker, a 12-year-old passenger in the Ford, were transported by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. The hospital does not release conditions for patients under the age of 18.

An accident report said Denise Walker was driving west on Bridge Road when she hit the freight truck that was pulling out onto Bridge Road. The truck was driven by Jarrold Alphs, 31, of Onaga, who was not injured.

A third person in the Ford, David Walker, 42, of Perry, was not transported to the hospital, though he suffered a “possible injury,” the Kansas Highway Patrol report said.

The three occupants of the passenger vehicle and the driver of the freight truck were all wearing seat belts, the report said.

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