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Archive for Friday, June 22, 2012

One killed, one seriously injured in crash north of Baldwin City

June 22, 2012, 6:49 p.m. Updated June 22, 2012, 10:09 p.m.

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One person was killed Friday as a result of a wreck north of Baldwin City.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported one person died at the scene of the vehicle accident, which occurred around 6 p.m. on Douglas County Road 1055.

The sheriff’s office also reported a second person was transported by air ambulance to KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. A third person was treated and released at the scene.

Names and further details have not been released pending notification of relatives.

The crash occurred near the 400 block of County Road 1055 or East 1700 Road, an area known as Baldwin Hill.

Witnesses said they saw a head-on collision between a northbound and a southbound vehicle, Baldwin City Fire Chief Allen Craig said.

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robertaburnett 1 year, 9 months ago

there car was a small four door. no word on other vehicle.

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Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 9 months ago

Prayers are with friends and the families!! May the Lord be with them.

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Pywacket 1 year, 9 months ago

It's treacherous in the winter, but when it's clear and dry like today, the curves are gentle enough that reduced speed shouldn't be necessary. ("Shouldn't" is a relative term, of course.)

I would guess someone was either passing improperly, drifted left of center, or maybe had mechanical problems. Hope the other injured person is okay. It would be nice to see an update.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 9 months ago

It's a treacherous piece of road. Probably should have been 45 mph long ago through that entire stretch. Maybe it is already, come to think of it. Whatever, I've always driven the Big Hill Cut conservatively.

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Pywacket 1 year, 9 months ago

Horrible! So sorry to hear this. We're on this road all the time, as are so many we know. No word on types of vehicles involved?

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Mollie New Leaf 1 year, 9 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear this. My love goes out to their families.

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