Waverly man injured in accident


March 6, 2017 - 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT — A Waverly man was flown to an Overland Park hospital after being injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident just south of Humboldt.
Kyle Henry, 23, Waverly, was driving a 1994 Toyota flatbed pickup along U.S. 169, just north of Tank Farm Road or two miles south of the Humboldt exit, when his vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound semi-tractor-trailer rig driven by David Stout, 57, Chouteau, Ohio.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the vehicles then separated and struck bridge rails spanning Coal Creek.
Emergency crews had to cut away a portion of the pickup to free Henry, deputies at the scene said.
He was taken by ambulance to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, then flown to Overland Park Medical Center for what were described by KHP as “disabling” injuries.
Stout was not hurt in the 6:45 a.m. wreck.
A portion of the highway was closed for about four hours while the wreckage was cleared.
Troopers said both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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