3 people taken to hospitals after 2-vehicle crash in rural Douglas County

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office vehicle is pictured in January 2022.

Three people were taken to hospitals after a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Douglas County on Tuesday evening, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 8 p.m., deputies were notified of the crash in the 600 block of East 100 Road, sheriff’s office spokesman George Diepenbrock said in an email. According to a preliminary investigation, Diepenbrock said, a southbound vehicle driven by a 46-year-old woman had swerved on the roadway before striking a northbound vehicle driven by a 45-year-old man.

Diepenbrock said an air ambulance was taking the woman to an area hospital with injuries that were serious but not believed to be life threatening. The man and his passenger, a 16-year-old boy, were taken by ground ambulance to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka; information on the severity of their injuries was not immediately available on Tuesday evening.

Diepenbrock said deputies were investigating the cause of the crash.


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