Police are still investigating a head-on crash that took place Friday in the 900 block of Maine Street.
Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said on Monday that Justin M. Crawford, a 39-year-old Lawrence man, ran through the red light at Ninth Street while driving south on Maine about 2:15 p.m. Crawford’s car then hit another car, which was driven by Jean M. Drumm, a 67-year-old Lawrence woman. Lin L. Stearns, a 49-year-old Lawrence woman, was in the car with Drumm.
Both Crawford and Drumm had to be extricated from the cars after the collision. As of Monday afternoon, Drumm was listed in fair condition at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and Crawford had been treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Investigators have sent blood samples to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation for substance testing, McKinley said. This process can take several weeks, and Lawrence police are still reconstructing the incident. They’ll wait until after this process before issuing citations, and evidence will go to the district attorney’s office for consideration on charges.