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Motorcyclist flown to hospital after crash near Lawrence airport; other driver fled, sheriff’s office says

A motorcyclist was flown to an area hospital after a crash with an SUV Wednesday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The SUV fled the scene of the crash toward Leavenworth County, DGSO said in a tweet just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Highway 24/40 will be closed to all traffic between East 1500 and East 1600 roads for “an unspecified amount of time,” according to the tweet.

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That’s near the Lawrence Municipal Airport, north of town.

Additional information, such as the motorcyclist’s identity or a more complete description of the SUV allegedly involved in the crash, was not available Wednesday evening.

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