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Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Helicopter dispatched to injury accident west of Perry

June 26, 2012, 4:06 p.m. Updated June 26, 2012, 8:40 p.m.

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Perry accident sends one to hospital

First responders and Kansas Highway Patrol officers work the scene of a two-vehicle accident west of Perry on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. A truck and farm tractor collided, sending one person to an area hospital via air ambulance. Enlarge video

A pickup truck and a tractor that was pulling a cultivator collided Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 237 in Jefferson County. The accident site is west of the community of Perry.

A pickup truck and a tractor that was pulling a cultivator collided Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 237 in Jefferson County. The accident site is west of the community of Perry.

A pickup truck and a tractor that was pulling a cultivator collided Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 237 in Jefferson County. The accident site is west of the community of Perry.

A pickup truck and a tractor that was pulling a cultivator collided Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 237 in Jefferson County. The accident site is west of the community of Perry.

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.

Comments

Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 10 months ago

Wonder what the truck driver was doing? Separated highway. How did he manage to make contact? Rear ended the planter?

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riverdrifter 1 year, 10 months ago

Minor detail, but that's a planter not a cultivator.

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Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 10 months ago

Way South of Perry State Park. It's right on 24. The accident is probably a couple of miles East of that intersection where the Highway is 2 lanes. Probably closer to the intersection of 24 HWY and Thompsonsville Rd.

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