Weather blamed for Tuesday morning accidents
A layer of ice under snow apparently caused two traffic accidents about 8 a.m. Tuesday in the southern part of Leavenworth County.
Charlie Conrad, assistant director of Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service, said one of the accidents occurred when a van left the road near Kansas Highway 32 and Golden Road.
According to the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department, a vehicle was driven west on K-32 by Monroy Martin Perez, Linwood, slid on ice, and left the road and struck a tree. Perez, and a passenger, Nicholas Perez, were not wearing seat belts and received minor injuries.
In a separate accident, Conrad said, a wreck occurred near County Road 2 and Golden Road.
"It was slick and the vehicle rolled over into the ditch," Conrad said.
He noted that the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. No further information was available Tuesday afternoon on the accident.