Archive for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Two teenagers critically injured in Prairie Village crash

February 7, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Updated: February 8, 2018, 1:05 a.m.

Officers from the Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit are assisting Prairie Village Police with the investigation into a crash which left two teenagers critically injured.

The crash occurred in the 7100 block of Cherokee Drive, about one block east of Mission Road, around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

"One vehicle, a white Dodge Charger, had left the roadway, struck a tree, and came to rest in the front yard of a residence in the 7100 block of Cherokee," Prairie Village Police Sergeant Eric McCullough said in a news release. "The Dodge Charger contained three juvenile occupants."

Johnson County Med-Act units at the scene reported the vehicle had sustained "major damage."

Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and the Overland Park Fire Department had to extricate two occupants from the vehicle. A third person in the car was not seriously injured.

Both of the injured teens were transported by Johnson County Med-Act to St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City in critical condition.

"The front and rear passengers sustained serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment," Sgt. McCullough said. "The adult driver of the Hyundai was not injured."

McCullough says the preliminary investigation indicates speed was a factor.

Prairie Village Police, with the assistance of the Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit, continue to investigate the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Prairie Village Police at 913-642-5151.


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