Injuries reported in accident Tuesday night

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By Shane Farley
March 8, 2017 - 12:48:15 pm
The vehicle where it came to rest Tuesday.
Photo by Brett Coplen

19-year-old Grady Priest, of Winfield, was identified by the Cowley County Sheriff’s Dept. as the driver of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid involved in the accident Tuesday night.

Priest was said to be driving southbound on 31st Rd. when the vehicle left the roadway and ended up in a ravine on the west side of the road.

19-year-old Alice Shaw, of Harper, was a passenger in the Intrepid.

Rescue crews had to remove the passenger door before removing Shaw from the vehicle. She remained in the car as it came to rest at the bottom of the ravine, but was not submerged in water, Sheriff Dave Falletti said.

Both occupants of the car were injured and transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center for further treatment.


Two people were said to have been injured Tuesday night in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in rural Cowley County.

Around 8:30 p.m., sheriff deputies and emergency medical crews were called to 31st Rd. - west of Strother Field, for the report of an injury accident. They arrived to find a car had left the roadway and fallen down into a small pool of water.

A man and woman sustained potentially serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to initial radio reports from the scene.

Crews worked for some time to clear the scene and have a tow truck remove the car from the water. A cause of the accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s dept.

Those involved in crash were transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

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