July 21, 2024

WELLSVILLE — A 24-year-old man was taken by helicopter to KU Medical Center early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase involving Wellsville police. Wellsville Chief Steve Gillespie said his officers tried to stop a car which was going north on Poplar Street, which is K-33. The car took off and the chase went into Douglas County and ended east of Baldwin City when the driver lost control and wrecked, Gillespie said. The vehicle rolled over when the roadway changed from pavement to gravel, Sgt. Steve Lewis, Douglas County Sheriff’s office said. The man was ejected from the car, Lewis said. Lewis didn’t identify the man other than he was from Olathe. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office is investigating the accident.
Monday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m.

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