Leavenworth County first-responders are on the scene of a serious accident on westbound Interstate 70 this morning.
Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the eastern toll plaza, near milepost 217, for an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer at 3:04 a.m..
Kansas Turnpike Troopers arrived to report one person had been ejected from the truck and was unconscious. A second injured person was still inside the cab of the truck.
Medics reported one person deceased at the scene and another with critical injuries.
A LifeStar helicopter landed in the eastbound lanes of the Interstate, temporarily blocking several lanes through the toll plaza for a short time. Those lanes reopened around 4 a.m..
The Kansas Turnpike Authority says all westbound lanes of I-70 are closed due to the accident.
Troopers have requested a Highway Patrol helicopter respond to the scene after sunrise to photograph the accident scene from above.
Additional updates as they become available.
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Lawrence Police arrived on scene of a single vehicle accident near the intersection of E 15th and Pennsylvania Streets at 1:05 this morning. Officers found that the driver of the vehicle had ran from the crashed mini van. The vehicle was said to be "on its side and on top of a tree." A backseat passenger was found inside the vehicle with serious injuries, she was not believed to have been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. LDCFM crews responded and the victim, a "21-year-old female", was transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center, just after 2 a.m., by a LifeStar helicopter. Police located and arrested the vehicle's driver a few hours later. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News, or here from the Lawrence Journal-World.
Police responded on two reported burglaries this morning. The first was reported at 1:45 in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. The second was reported in the 1400 block of Lawrence Avenue at 2:15. Very few details were available regarding either incident. No arrests were reported.
At 2:30, Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers requested Medics respond for an injury accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. Medics responded to milemarker 199.5, between the Lecompton and West Lawrence interchanges. Troopers reported two people with injuries. Medics reported one of those injuries to be serious and the other to be minor. One person was transported by medics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lawrence police also responded on two disturbances. No arrests or serious injuries were reported with either of those incidents.
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.
Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.