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Olathe police: 11 injured Sunday in four-vehicle crash

2 people remain in critical condition Monday
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Posted at 5:54 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 18:50:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 5:42 p.m., June 29 | The Olathe Police Department now says 11 people were injured Sunday in a crash that involved four vehicles shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of East Old 56 Highway and South Harrison Street.

According to police, two people remain in critical condition, but "most victims are now in stable condition." The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information or who may have witnesses the crash is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The Olathe police, fire and municipal court complex sits at the southeast corner of the intersection where the crash occurred.

ORIGINAL STORY | Ten people were transported to area hospitals following a multi-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon in Olathe.

Five patients were "type red status," or critical, according to a fire department spokesperson.

The crash occurred between three vehicles at Old 56 Highway and Harrison Street. The crash prompted the closure of a few lanes of traffic, according to police.

A fire department spokesperson said that nine of 10 people had to be extricated from vehicles.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, but a sedan and a minivan sustained the most significant damage, according to the fire department spokesperson.

Johnson County Emergency Management issued a "mass casualty" incident alert in relation to the crash shortly after 5 p.m.

The mass casualty alert was in relation to the number of people involved in the crash, not fatalities.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.