Woman killed in early morning crash

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a 68 year-old Lawrence woman died after an early morning wreck on U.S. Highway 56.

Sgt. Steve Lewis says deputies  arrived at the crash just before2am.  It happened about six miles east of the Douglas-Osage county line.

Officers say they’ve been able to determine the woman was traveling west at a high rate of speed, went into a ditch and struck a driveway.  The car then went airborne about twenty feet into the air, ripping down a power line in the process.  The victim was thrown from the car as it flipped end over end.  Her name has not yet been released.

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