A Chillicothe couple was injured yesterday when their westbound car traveled off U-S 36 in Caldwell County; struck a ditch and overturned, coming to rest upright.
The Highway Patrol said the driver, 67 year old Larry Luttrell, was ejected while his wife, 54 year old Kathy Luttrell, was partially ejected. Both were listed by the patrol as receiving SERIOUS injuries.
Luttrell was taken to the hospital in Cameron and transferred to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Mrs. Luttrell was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.
According to the patrol, neither was using a seat belt. The car was demolished in the accident late yesterday morning, three miles west of Breckenridge.
In a separate accident on Tuesday some three miles north of Cameron, a Cameron truck driver received minor injuries in a single vehicle accident. The Highway Patrol said 57 year old David Haushcen was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center.
He was southbound when his tractor-trailer went off the left side of Interstate 35, through the median, across northbound lanes, and ran off the east side of I-35 where it went down an embankment, across a field, and came to rest in a pond. The big rig was demolished. Hauschen was wearing a safety device.