Thursday, April 24, 2014

Man in Gator wreck identified

1/11/2013

A 74-year-old Princeton man remained in the intensive care unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center Thursday in Overland Park after being injured in a Gator utility vehicle rollover late Wednesday afternoon south of Rantoul.

Ronald Huffman was attempting to drive the Gator up a slope in a wooded area about 4:30 p.m. on his property at 3597 Haskell Road when the utility vehicle rolled off the side of the slope, trapping him under it, according to a Franklin County Sheriff’s report.

A 74-year-old Princeton man remained in the intensive care unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center Thursday in Overland Park after being injured in a Gator utility vehicle rollover late Wednesday afternoon south of Rantoul.

Ronald Huffman was attempting to drive the Gator up a slope in a wooded area about 4:30 p.m. on his property at 3597 Haskell Road when the utility vehicle rolled off the side of the slope, trapping him under it, according to a Franklin County Sheriff’s report.

First responders from Ohio, Cutler and Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison township fire departments extracted Huffman from under the vehicle. He was transported by air ambulance to Overland Park Regional with undisclosed injuries, the sheriff’s report said.

Rose Huffman, 69, who was a passenger on the vehicle, was not injured in the rollover, the report said.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Huffman was a patient in the intensive care unit. Huffman’s condition was unknown Friday.

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