An 8-year-old Nebraska girl is in critical condition after a rollover crash Sunday morning on the Kansas Turnpike.
The single-car accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. near the Haysville/Derby exit, temporarily shutting down northbound traffic. The girl, identified as Perlo Paramo, was flown by an EagleMed helicopter to a Wichita hospital.
The family was in a 2001 Chevrolet sedan, driven by Gilberto Barrera Jr, age 24, when it left the road for unknown reasons, entered the east ditch, struck a sign and overturned, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority. Also inside the vehicle was Jennifer Barrera, age 30. None of the family was wearing seat belts. All were from Grand Island, Neb.