Archive for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Two killed — including teenage girl — in two-vehicle accident Wednesday evening in Gardner

December 8, 2010, 11:37 p.m. Updated December 9, 2010, 7:47 p.m.


U.S. 56 and New Century Parkway

— The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday morning that a 63-year-old man and a 13-year-old girl, both from Gardner, died as a result of a crash Wednesday evening on U.S. Highway 56 near Gardner.

Master Deputy Tom Erickson said two vehicles were involved in a head-on crash at 5:10 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 56 and New Century Parkway in Gardner.

He said a pickup truck that was traveling west and a car traveling east collided, but the accident is still under investigation.

The car was driven by 41-year-old Lisa Apperson. Her three passengers were, Cooper Anderson, 7, Hailey Apperson, 10, and Hannah Apperson, 13.

Milton Whaley, 63, was driving the truck. All people involved were from the Gardner area, Erickson said.

Hannah Apperson died at the scene, and Whaley died later at Overland Park Regional Hospital.

The two other children remain hospitalized at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and Lisa Apperson is also hospitalized in Overland Park, Erickson said.

Lisa Apperson was listed in stable condition Thursday evening. Condition updates for Cooper and Hailey were unavailable.


hujiko 7 years, 6 months ago

How terrible, condolences to the family.

Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 6 months ago

Oh no. I hate reading about things like this, and it happens far to often.

hail2oldku 7 years, 6 months ago

KC tv stations reporting that the driver of the truck has died as well.

Condolences to all involved.

BruceWayne 7 years, 6 months ago

no problem...didn't mean to be jerk. I know the family and they are shattered. lots of rumors...such a tragic event.

ETexas 7 years, 6 months ago

I am Tom's cousin and it's nice to have his friends making sure the information out there is correct. You are a kind person. Thank you.

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