Archive for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Head-on collision in Tonganoxie sends 10-month old, 3 others to area hospitals

August 20, 2013

A two-vehicle accident sent an infant and three others to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon.

Elizabeth Smith, 27, of Tonganoxie, was driving north on County Road 5 in a 2010 Honda Civic as a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Dalton Stites, 17, of Tonganoxie was headed south and attempting to turn left onto Laming Road.

The Civic collided head-on with the Lumina, causing the Civic to roll over, coming to rest on its top. Zach Smith, a 10-month-old passenger in the Civic, was taken by air ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Elizabeth Smith was taken to Kansas University Hospital.

Dalton Stites and a passenger, Grady Stites, 16, of Tonganoxie, were taken to Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Tonganoxie police Chief Jeff Brandau said all were wearing safety restraints. The accident occurred about 2 p.m.

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