Jefferson County officials dispatched a LifeStar helicopter ambulance to an injury accident reported west of Perry.
According to the sheriff’s office, the crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 237, also known as Bridge Road, south of Perry State Park.
Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin, who was on the scene, said a pickup truck collided with a tractor that was pulling a cultivator. Rescue crews worked to extricate the driver of the pickup truck.
Connie L. Miller, a 54-year-old Oskaloosa resident, was the truck's driver, according to Kansas Highway Patrol records. She was transported to Kansas University Hospital.
Edward Clare Jr., a 56-year-old Meriden resident, was headed south on K-237 when he failed to yield to Miller’s right-of-way as she drove east on U.S. 24, the report says. Clare’s tractor hit Miller’s 2003 Dodge Ram near the front on the driver’s side.
Clare wasn’t hurt, records show.