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Person seriously injured in crash in Douglas County

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One person was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 40 and East 1675 Road Tuesday morning, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies responded to the crash around 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The area is east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport.

“Upon preliminary investigation, the driver of the vehicle was eastbound on U.S. 40, and the vehicle left the roadway to the south and rolled,” according to the release. “The vehicle came to rest on its roof.

“The driver inside was trapped and had suffered serious injuries.”

The driver was extricated and flown to the University of Kansas hospital via LifeStar air ambulance, according to the release.

Deputies had reopened the highway as of 6:30 a.m. The sheriff’s office had not released the driver’s name as of early Tuesday.

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