Johnson County Crash Leaves Two Warrensburg Men Hospitalized After Being Forced Off Roadway

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Two Warrensburg men were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries after another vehicle lost control and forced their vehicle off the highway.

On January 24, 2011 at approximately 5:50 am, 77 year old John Johnson was the driver of a 2009 Toyota Corolla. Mr. Johnson and his occupant, 65 year old Robert Rochenderfer were traveling westbound on US HWY 50 at the junction of County Road NW 1751.

At that said time and place, 25 year old Kristine Norton was traveling southbound on County Road NW 1751. Ms. Norton then attempted to stop at a stop sign and slid on the ice covered roadway. She then traveled into the westbound lanes of US HWY 50 and struck Mr. Johnson’s vehicle. This collision caused Mr. Johnson to lose control and travel off the right side of the roadway where he struck a ditch and overturned.

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Rochenderfer (driver and occupant of overturned vehicle) were transported by Johnson County Ambulance to St. Luke’s East. Both men sustained moderate injuries. The overturned vehicle was totaled and was towed from the scene by Ron’s Towing. The at-fault driver was not injured and was able to drive her vehicle from the scene of the crash.

All drivers and occupants involved in the crash were wearing safety devices.

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