On December 8, 2010 at 1710 hrs. Gardner Police were dispatched to a two vehicle injury accident just east of Old 56 Highway on US 56 Highway. Upon arrival at 1710 hrs. officer’s observed that a pickup truck and a passenger car had collided in a head on collision. The driver of the truck had been ejected from the vehicle and one passenger from the passenger car was partially ejected. Officer’s found a 13 year old was deceased at the scene. A 10 year old female was in critical condition and was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital. The driver of the truck was also in critical condition and transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. The driver of the passenger car, along with another passenger, was in stable condition and transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team, along with the Gardner Police Department, are currently on scene investigating. Lt. Darren Shaffer with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will be the handling information regarding the accident investigation.