A 16-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to a Topeka hospital early Friday after he lost control of his mother’s 2012 Porsche just northwest of Lawrence and struck a tree, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman said.
Sgt. Steve Lewis said Josh Boisen was driving north on East 1100 Road, an extension of Folks Road, about 4 a.m. when he lost control of the car, struck the tree and totaled the vehicle. It occurred at the intersection of North 1700 Road, which turns into Peterson Road.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers extricated the injured Boisen from the vehicle, and he was flown to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center.
Lewis said officers believe speed was a factor in the crash, but it was still under investigation Friday morning.
Boisen was the car’s only occupant.