Friday, September 27, 2013

Couple Dies in Car Crash

Overland Park has an average of five fatality crashes a year.  Until yesterday we only had one for the year, but when officers responded to the intersection of 79th Street and Mastin yesterday just after 3:30 p.m. that changed.

The call came in that two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection.  When officers and paramedics arrived extrication was started to remove the driver and passenger from one of the vehicles.  The driver, Norman J. Russell, age 86, and his passenger, Norma F. Russell, age 80, both from Overland Park, were transported to a local hospital and later died from their injuries.

Traffic Safety Units returned to the scene today to continue their investigation.  Any charges that may result from this case are pending the completion of the investigation.