Sheriff’s office investigates injury accident at U.S. 75 roundabout

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office investigated two single-car accidents last week that resulted in injuries.

A approximately 8:54 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s officer located a one-vehicle injury accident in the roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75, state Highway 31 and state Highway 268, north of Lyndon.

Upon preliminary investigation, it was determined a vehicle struck a sign on the north side of the roundabout, causing the vehicle to become disabled in the roadway. William Averette II, of Livingston, La., was transported by Osage County EMS to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan., with unknown injuries.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the accident scene by Osage County Fire District No. 5, Osage County EMS, and Kansas Department of Transportation.

Another one-vehicle injury accident was investigated around 7:33 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, north of Overbrook, after the Osage County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a crash in the 13300 block of South Shawnee Heights Road.

Preliminary investigation determined the vehicle’s front passenger side tire had gone off the roadway. The driver then overcorrected, with the maneuver causing the vehicle to come to rest on its side. The driver, who was not named in the sheriff’s office press release, received minor injuries but refused medical attention.

The accident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, which was assisted at the scene by Overbrook Police Department, Osage County Fire District No. 4, and Osage County EMS.

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