Lumber One driver injured in accident
A driver for Lumber One was injured Monday in a truck wreck south of De Soto.
According to a report for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kevin Smith, 30, Gardner, was injured at 8:24 a.m. Monday when his truck left Gardner Road, struck a tree and turned over. Smith was driving south near 138th Street when the accident occurred.
Units from Johnson County Rural Fire District No. 3 and Johnson County Med-Act responded to the accident.
Fire district operations chief Mark Billquist said rescuers worked about 40 minutes extracting Smith from the cab of the truck.
Smith was flown to Overland Park Regional Medical Center by Life Net Air Ambulance in critical condition.