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April 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Another morning with significant news in Douglas County. One person was killed this morning in a car vs train accident just north of Lawrence.
The accident occurred around 3:20 a.m., just to the west of Tee Pee Junction or the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and U.S. Highway 24-59. A northbound coal train struck a vehicle killing the driver, who was determined to be the vehicle's only occupant. Emergency Dispatchers reported that the train's engineer saw the vehicle and that it was occupied just before the train struck it. The driver has been identified as 40-year-old, Aimee Ziegler. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from the Lawrence Journal-World.
Back in Lawrence, the majority of this morning was pretty quiet. Officers conducted a few vehicle stops and responded on one medial emergency.
The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.
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