collision near Farley injures two
head-on crash on Hwy. 45 near Farley on Monday morning
sent two people to area hospitals via LifeFlight.
According to the Platte County Sheriff's Department,
a Ford pickup driven by Stephen D. Lauber, 41, of Leavenworth
apparently crossed the center line and collided with a
Cadillac Seville driven by Cheryl M. Carter, 41, of Kansas
Shelle Browning, public information officer for the sheriff's
department, said according to the investigating officer's
report Lauber lost control of his vehicle and crossed
the center line. She said the report indicates that probable
contributing circumstances included excessive speed and
improper passing. The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m.
Lauber was taken by air ambulance to North Kansas City
Hospital and Carter was taken by air ambulance to Liberty
Hospital. Injuries were believed to be in the serious
to critical range, Browning said.
On Monday evening, she said officers are not sure exactly
what happened because Lauber had been unable to communicate
with authorities due to his injures.