Medical episode likely caused wreck that left two injured in Northland, police say

The driver of a pickup truck may have suffered a medical episode that caused them to be seriously injured in a crash early Wednesday in the Northland, according to police.

Police responded to the wreck just after 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of NE 37th Street and NE Prather Road in Kansas City, North. According to preliminary reports, the driver of a white Ford F-150 was southbound on NE Prather Road when the pickup truck crossed the center double traffic lines.

The truck forced a vehicle off the road. It continued toward the left of the road and hit a car parked in the driveway of a home. The truck then went off a concrete culvert and overturned onto the driver side of the vehicle.

The driver was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. A passenger was also injured.

Police said they think the driver may have suffered a medical episode moments before the crash.

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.