Five injured as vehicle overturns in accident at U.S. 73 and Parallel

An injury-accident was reported at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at U.S. 73 – K-7 Highway southbound at Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a Chevy Cobalt was making a left turn from northbound U.S. 73 to westbound Parallel Parkway. A GMC Envoy was southbound on U.S. 73 in the right lane. The Cobalt disregarded the traffic signal and entered the intersection, the trooper’s report stated.

The Envoy struck the passenger side of the Cobalt, and both vehicles went off the roadway, the trooper’s report stated. The Envoy then overturned.

The driver of the Cobalt, a 61-year-old woman from Basehor, Kan., was injured and taken to the hospital, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the Envoy, a 39-year-old man from Basehor, Kan., also was injured and taken to a hospital, the report stated. A 37-year-old woman from Basehor in the Envoy also was taken to the hospital, according to the trooper’s report.

Other passengers in the Envoy, a 19-year-old man from Basehor, and a 9-year-old boy from Basehor, also were injured and taken to hospitals, the report stated.

Rain in forecast this week

There is a slight chance of some isolated showers across the area through the mid-morning hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Warm temperatures will persist through Thursday, forecasters said.

Strong storms move in Thursday night, with isolated gusty winds, areas of heavy rain and frequent lightning being the primary hazards through Friday afternoon, according to the weather service.

Today the largest possibility of showers and storms is in the morning. It will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Winds are from the south southwest at 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tonight, the low will be 68, and a south wind may gust 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Wednesday, the skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86, and strong winds continuing, the weather service said.

Thursday’s forecast is partly sunny with a high of 87, with strong winds, according to the weather service.

Thursday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 1 a.m., the weather service said. The low will be around 71.

Friday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers and storms, with a high near 82, according to the weather service.

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Suspicious package found near courthouse

A suspicious bag found near the Wyandotte County Courthouse this morning delayed some employees from going into their offices.

Wyandotte County Sheriff spokeswoman Kelli Bailiff stated that a white plastic bag was found on the hood of a Unified Government vehicle in the driveway right underneath the district attorney’s office this morning.

The courthouse is open at one area, while other parts are closed off at this time. The streets are blocked off around the surrounding areas, Bailiff noted.

A robot is expected to be deployed to check the suspicious bag, she added.