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Wyandotte County, Kansas —  June 5, 2013

A man was  injured after a vehicle crash on Interstate 35 near the Lamar exit Wednesday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, around midnight, 21-year-old Cameron Arens as traveling south on Interstate 35 near the Lamar exit in a Chevrolet car when for unknown reasons, he drove through a stop sign and ran into a guardrail before hitting a culvert. The impact of the crash caused Mr. Arens to be partially thrown from the wreck.

Mr. Arens was transported to Kansas University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 17,500 fatal single-vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2007, and since 1991 vehicles are leaving the roadway in a higher percentage of single-vehicle crashes.

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