Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wreck survivor out of hospital

By The Herald Staff | 4/18/2014

An Ottawa man who survived a two-vehicle fatality wreck Wednesday morning was released Thursday afternoon from Overland Park Regional Medical Center, hospital officials said.

Dan Willford, 42, Ottawa, was transported to the hospital after his Ford F-150 pickup collided head-on with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Troy Lewis, 44, Ottawa, on K-68 near a railroad crossing about three miles east of Pomona. The wreck occurred about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, and Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene, Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said.

An Ottawa man who survived a two-vehicle fatality wreck Wednesday morning was released Thursday afternoon from Overland Park Regional Medical Center, hospital officials said.

Dan Willford, 42, Ottawa, was transported to the hospital after his Ford F-150 pickup collided head-on with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Troy Lewis, 44, Ottawa, on K-68 near a railroad crossing about three miles east of Pomona. The wreck occurred about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, and Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene, Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said.

Lewis was traveling westbound on K-68 when his Jeep drifted into the eastbound lane and struck Willford’s F-150, which was traveling eastbound on K-68, according to reports from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

The Franklin County Crash Team wrapped up its investigation Thursday, but no official report has been released on what caused Lewis’ vehicle to cross the center line, Lt. Curtis Hall, with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, said.

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