2 high school students in severe condition after crash in Prairi - KCTV5

2 high school students in severe condition after crash in Prairie Village

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The crash happened at about 10:17 a.m. in the 7100 block of Cherokee Drive. (KCTV5) The crash happened at about 10:17 a.m. in the 7100 block of Cherokee Drive. (KCTV5)
Police say only one vehicle, a white sedan, was involved in the crash. (KCTV5) Police say only one vehicle, a white sedan, was involved in the crash. (KCTV5)
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

Police are investigating a crash that left two high school students in severe condition Wednesday.

Prairie Village officers were called at 10:20 a.m. to the 7100 block of Cherokee Drive on a reported injury traffic crash. Officers arrived and located two vehicles at the scene.

One vehicle, a white Dodge Charger, had left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest in the front yard of a home. 

The other vehicle, a blue Hyundai, had minor damage to the vehicle.

The Charger contained three juvenile occupants -- a driver, front passenger and rear passenger.  The front and rear passengers sustained serious injuries and were taken to an area hospital for treatment. The adult driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

Kimberly is a nurse. She was the first person to get to the boys.

"I was sitting at my dining room table, and I heard a crash. Nothing sounds like a crash but a crash ... and looked out my front window and I saw a plastic flying in front of my house," she said.

Kimberly says the driver was out walking around, but his friend in the passenger seat was trapped and another boy in back was clearly injured.

"It's worrisome because those new drivers, it's a scary time and they're really vulnerable and scary things like this can happen. It's every parent's worst nightmare," she said.

Kimberly says lots of people stop to help, but they were not able to get the passenger out until firefighters arrived.

The preliminary investigation indicates speed was a factor in the crash. 

At this time, it does not appear road conditions contributed to the crash, police say.

"Just in a heartbeat that it takes to lose control of the vehicle and the street in particular there and stop signs. There are speed bumps, but it doesn't seem to slow them down," Kimberly said.

If anyone has any information regarding this crash, contact the Prairie Village Police Department at 913-642-5151.

A GoFundMe has been established.

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