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Eudora Fire and Police crews were called to the scene of a one car accident at 27th and Stratton Drive Friday morning around 11:35 AM. According to Eudora Fire Chief Ken Keiter, an SUV ran into the light pole on the Southeast corner of the intersection.
The driver was transported via ambulance to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
“The driver had some abrasions due to the front and side airbags deploying,” Keiter said. “Other than that, they did not appear to have any severe issues.”
Eudora Public Works crews were on the scene quickly to turn off power to the light pole. Keiter stated that the crews were able to isolate the power to that pole only and cut electrical service to the pole. Keiter believed electrical service to houses in the area was unaffected.
Public works crews are now working to clear the pole from the yard. There was no estimate on how long before the light pole would be replaced.
The cause of the accident was unknown.
Two residents of Eudora were killed in a two vehicle accident on K-10 Saturday afternoon just east of the Church Street exit. Three others were seriously injured in the crash.
According to reports from the Kansas Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Ryan Pittman was pronounced dead at the scene and 5-year old Cainan Shutt was pronounced dead later at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
The accident occurred around 3:30PM Saturday. Pittman was driving eastbound when he crossed the median and collided with a Dodge Caravan driven by Danny Basel, 57 of Eudora. Basel was taken to Lawrence Memorial with serious injuries. Also injured in the crash were Deborah Basel, 51 and 1-year-old Courtlyn Shutt. Deborah Basel was transported to KU Med in Kansas City while Shutt was sent to Lawrence Memorial.
The KHP reports that Pittman was not wearing a seat belt. All the passengers in the Caravan were reported to be wearing their restraints.
There has been no updates to the status of the three injured.
Traffic was rerouted through Eudora while EMS, fire and police crews worked the accident scene. Two of the injured were transported by helicopter.