A Tonganoxie man was in serious condition at an area hospital following a rollover accident early Wednesday morning about four miles east of Tonganoxie.
A Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officer was dispatched about 3:40 a.m. to the 17900 block of Evans Road after the driver of a black 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, David V. Finlay, 49, Tonganoxie, swerved to avoid hitting a deer and lost control of the vehicle.
Finlay was taken to Kansas University Hospital with what appeared to be head and ear lacerations, according to the officer. A hospital official said Finlay was listed in serious condition Wednesday afternoon.
The Jeep’s air bags deployed, and Finlay was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred, reports said.
Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash and test results are pending, according to the sheriff’s office.