Accident on U.S. 24-40 sends 3 people to local hospitals
A two-vehicle accident sent three people to area hospitals Sunday evening.
The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 24-40 at 182nd Road about 4 miles east of Tonganoxie.
Carla Denise Alonge-Tibbets, 59, Edwardsville, was driving a 2003 Buick Century west on U.S. 24-40 when Kaitlyn Renee Brandt, 24, Tonganoxie, was heading north on 182nd Street toward the highway in a 2015 Jeep Cherokee.
Brandt failed to yield to Alonge-Tibbets, according to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, and the vehicles collided on the highway.
Brandt was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with possible injuries. A passenger, Rhett T. Brandt, 1, was not injured.
Alonge-Tibbets was injured in the wreck and taken to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
A passenger with Alonge-Tibbets, Mykiah M. Humphrey, 2, Edwardsville, also was injured and taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Lavonte A. Raw, 8, Edwardsville, was a second passenger in the Buick Century. Lavonte was not injured.
Kaitlyn Brandt was the only person involved in the accident who was not wearing a safety restraint, according to KHP reports.