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Update: Saturday morning accident killed one, injured another on the turnpike

Updated Tuesday - Missouri woman killed in Kansas Turnpike accident identified

Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating following an early morning accident that took the life of one person and injured several others in Leavenworth County.

The accident was reported shortly before 2:10 Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 221.3.

Turnpike Troopers arrived to find a three vehicle accident with one vehicle being heavily damaged. A passenger in that car was found unconscious and pinned inside.

Leavenworth County fire personnel performed CPR on the person following a brief extrication. That person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A second person, said to be the driver of the heavily damaged vehicle, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Her injuries were said to be serious but not immediately life threatening.

Troopers have not released any other information at this time.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and Twitter for updates as more details become available. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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January 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Things have been pretty calm around Douglas County in the early morning hours lately.

Still fairly quiet this morning, with the exception of a serious accident on Interstate 70.

At 1:55, Lawrence Fire Medical crews were dispatched to respond on an injury accident near mile marker 202 in the eastbound lanes of I-70. Crews located the accident at the 201.2 marker, which is between the west and east Lawrence interchanges. Two people were seriously injured when their vehicle rolled and came to rest on its top.

Initially crews requested two helicopters to respond to the scene but, the second was canceled a short time later after dispatchers learned that the second nearest helicopter would have a response time of nearly 30 minutes. LifeStar landed in the Hallmark parking lot and transported a female, while a medic unit transported a male. The female was said to have a head injury, the male possibly a broken leg. Both the male and female were said to be in their early 20's. The Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

More information on the accident can be found here from Operation 100 News, or here from my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Other than that, Police conducted the usual vehicle stops and responded on a few disturbances. Aside from the accident, no other serious injuries were reported.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed (link above), where the has been 80 tweets since midnight.

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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September 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

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.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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September 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted four vehicle stops this morning. One of those resulting in an OUI related arrest.

Officers also responded on two reported burglaries. The first was reported in the 1700 block of Mississippi Street at 5:36, and the second at 5:42 in the 1700 block of Ohio Street. The Mississippi Street incident was initially reported as an auto burglary. Very limited information was available related to either incident.

Police handled one domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane at 6 a.m.. No injuries or arrests were reported.

At 6:50 a.m. a Kansas Turnpike Authority Trooper reported an accident near the south toll plaza for Interstate 70 and K-10. That trooper initially reported three people with minor injuries. Two medic units were dispatched to the scene from Lawrence. Medics arrived and requested Lawrence Fire to respond with their Rescue rig for an extrication of one subject. Medics gave a triage with one critical, one serious, and one minor injury. A LifeStar Helicopter was dispatched and landed near the toll plaza, temporarily blocking traffic on K-10. The person with critical injuries was transported, by LifeStar, to Stormont Vail in Topeka. The person with serious injuries was transported by Lawrence Medics to KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. More on this accident can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World, with new details as they become available.

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.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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