THS grad still ‘critical’ at KU medical center
Nearly two weeks after being sent to an area hospital by air ambulance following a car accident, Shadoe Barton still is listed in critical condition, a hospital official said Tuesday.
Barton, a 2005 Tonganoxie High School graduate, was driving about 3 p.m. Feb. 23 north on U.S. Highway 24-40 when she tried to pass a dump truck, according to Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Her 1996 Dodge Neon left the road and came to rest upside down in the creek bed near 243rd Street, or County Road 27, south of Reno. The creek bed contained some standing water.
Local firefighters extricated her from the vehicle and she was flown to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Barton, now a Kansas University freshman, was on her way to help judge at a high school league forensics tournament when the accident occurred, according to Tonganoxie High School forensics coach Steve Harrell.