Leavenworth woman and child seriously injured in crash involving semi

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A 30-year-old woman and a 9-year-old boy, both of Leavenworth, are hospitalized after they were involved in a crash Friday morning involving a semi.

The crash was reported just after 7:30 a.m. on northbound U.S. Highway 73, just before the K-192 junction.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports both vehicles involved were traveling north on U.S. 73 when the driver of the semi struck the rear of the vehicle the woman and child were in, causing it turn and strike the side of the semi’s trailer as it passed.

The came to a rest north of the intersection. The 33-year-old driver of the semi was reported to have no injuries.

The woman was taken to Overland Park Regional Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

The child who was in the vehicle was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with suspected serious injuries.

Everyone involved were wearing seatbelts, according to the highway patrol.

The crash remains under investigation.

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