Subject: Injury Accident
Date: August 16, 2013
To: ALL MEDIA
For: Immediate Release
On August 16, 2013 at 12:21 a.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle roll-over accident in the area of US 69 Hwy and 570 Avenue. Deputies found Alejandro Vasquez, 40, of Pittsburg, who was driving a 1991 Toyota Corolla, in the driver’s seat suffering from a severe head injury. Vasquez had to be extricated by Crawford County EMS and Baker Fire Dept personnel. It was determined that Vasquez was travelling south on US 69 when he failed to negotiate a curve and went onto the west shoulder where he lost control. The vehicle overturned and came to rest in the south bound lane of US 69. Vasquez was transported by EMS to Via Christi Medical Center.
Witnesses told deputies that an unknown male passenger in Vasquez’s vehicle fled the scene on foot prior to deputy’s arrival. A search was conducted but the subject was not located.
This incident is still under investigation.