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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Fatality Vehicle Crash in Gardner KS

At least one person is dead- another person is near death- and possibly up to 4 other people- including 2 children- were hurt in a head-on crash on old U.S. 56 highway near the New Century airport in Gardner.

Killed was reportedly a "13-year-old female" who was in a car that collided head-on with a pickup truck.

At least one very critically-injured person has been transported to Overland Park-Regional Med Center by JoCo MEDACT-EMS.

This patient- the male driver of the pickup truck reported to be around 60-years-old who was also reportedly ejected from the truck during the crash- later died at OP-R. 

A  child reportedly in serious condition was flown by medical helicopter to Children's Mercy Hospital.

There were 2 other- less-serious injuries in the crash.

(Image courtesy of KSHB-41 NBC Action News)

UPDATE - 1140 CST 12-09-10:  The 2 persons who died in the crash have been identified by JoCoKS authorities.

The victim who died at the scene was reported as "13-year-old Hannah Apperson- a 7th grade student at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner.

The male pickup truck driver who later died at a hospital was said to be "63-year-old Milton Whaley" alwso from Gardner.

In addition- the injured are reported as:  "10-year-old Hailey Apperson- critical injuries at Children's Mercy- and less-seriously-injured Cooper Apperson- age-7- and the mother of the Apperson children and driver of the car 41-year-old Lisa Apperson- all from Gardner.

CSW offers our deepest condolences to both families- and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for those who were injured.

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