Two injured near Lawson after crashing during police pursuit

Police pursuit

Residents of Polo and Independence were taken to Liberty Hospital after being injured in a single vehicle accident late last night four miles northwest of Lawson during a police pursuit.

The state highway patrol listed injuries as minor for 31-year-old Angel Dailey of Polo and for 30-year-old Troy Anderson of Independence.

The patrol reports the sports utility vehicle driven by Ms. Dailey was northbound on Downing Road while it was being pursued by the Ray County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers noted the SUV failed to halt at a stop sign; attempted to make a right turn onto Route Double-P; then skidded off the north side of the road, hit an embankment and overturned once coming to rest on the driver’s side.

Damage was moderate to the vehicle. Both persons were using safety devices.