Two Vehicle Accident 9/1/14
Pratt County Sheriff's Officers, EMS, Rescue, and Pratt Police Officers were dispatched to a two vehicle accident that occurred Monday, September 1, at around 8:26 PM. The accident happened when a 1996 Ford, Crown Victoria driven by Jason Smith, 40 yoa, from Tipton, Oklahoma went left of center striking a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The accident occurred on U.S. 54 Highway just west of Rancho Road located at the west edge of Pratt, Kansas.
The Jeep was driven by Shannon Edwards-Smith, 26 yoa, from Mexico, Missouri. Pratt County EMS, and Rescue were able to extricate Edwards-Smith and her passenger, Alexis George, 27 yoa, also from Mexico Missouri. Jason Smith was air lifted from the scene and transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Shannon Edwards-Smith and her passenger were transported to the Pratt Regional Medical Center and were later transported by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. The accident is being investigated by the Pratt County Sheriff's Office.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, the Pratt Police Department, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and Pratt County Emergency Medical and Rescue personnel all responded to the scene and assisted.