Driver flown to hospital after crash in Douglas County

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Updated at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6:

The driver of a cement truck was flown by helicopter to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening following a crash Wednesday afternoon, according to a tweet from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.


East 1600 Road (County Road 1055) was closed between North 1000 Road (County Road 458) and North 900 Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the tweet. The area is near Cedar Hill Gun Club, south of Lawrence. The road had reopened as of 6:10 p.m., according to a subsequent tweet.

The sheriff’s office said it was a single-vehicle crash. It was not immediately clear how it occurred. Scanner traffic about the call indicated that the driver had become trapped in the truck as a result of the crash.

The sheriff’s office had not released the driver’s name as of 5:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Note: This article and photo caption have been corrected from a previous version.

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