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Driver in Thursday morning US 59 wreck treated and released

By The Herald Staff | 10/4/2013

RICHMOND — A Garnett woman was treated and released from an area hospital after a two-vehicle crash early Thursday.

A 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Myranda Topp, 29, Garnett, was northbound about 7:20 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 59, near the highway’s intersection with Cloud Road, about one mile north of Richmond, when the Grand Am drifted onto the shoulder and over-corrected, coming across the southbound lanes where it was struck on the passenger side by a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Randy Bishop, 46, Ottawa, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Topp was transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, the report said. She was treated in the emergency room and released, a hospital representative said.

Bishop might have suffered “possible injuries” but did not require transport to an area hospital, according to the report.

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies assisted the highway patrol at the crash scene. Bishop was wearing a seat belt, but Topp was not wearing a safety restraint, according to the report.

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