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A Reading man was taken to KU Medical Center in Kansas City Tuesday evening for injuries he sustained after a motorhome rolled over part of his body.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement Wednesday that Lyon County deputies, Emporia - Lyon County EMS and Reading First Responders were dispatched at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of First Street in Reading for the report of an injury accident.

It was determined 69-year-old Seth Matthews of Reading was working under his 1986 Chevrolet Mallard Motorhome when, what is believed to be a mechanical issue, caused the motorhome to come out of gear and roll over a portion his body.

Matthews was transported from the scene via LifeSave helicopter. His injuries were described as “serious” by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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