2 teens injured in crash on U.S. Highway 59

photo by: Elvyn Jones

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office vehicle is pictured in this file photo from August 2017.

Updated at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday

Two teenagers were injured Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 59 in southern Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the wreck around 9:15 p.m. A car with three people heading north had rear-ended a semitrailer near the intersection of North 650 Road, Deputy Charlie Cooper said.

The two passengers in the car were injured in the crash and were taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, while the car’s driver suffered minor injuries, Cooper said. All three were Lawrence 18-year-olds. The two individuals in the semitrailer — a 45-year-old North Carolina man and his 12-year-old son — were not injured.

Cooper said the two injured passengers were taken to the hospital for back and shoulder pain, respectively. According to emergency radio traffic, one reportedly complained of pain to both legs and numbness in his arms and hands, and the other other reportedly complained of right shoulder pain and was suspected of having a broken collarbone, Journal-World news partner Operation 100 News reported.

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