NEJC native faces aggravated battery charges from August wreck that left him with life-threatening injuries

Adam_GagnonNortheast Johnson County native Adam Edward Gagnon, 36, is in Johnson County jail today on charges stemming from a August 2015 incident that left him and another man with serious injuries suffered in car wrecks.

Police report that Gagnon struck a car in the intersection of 95th Street and Mission Road on Monday, August 3, just after 4:45 p.m. He then fled the scene of the wreck, continuing southbound on Mission at a high rate of speed. When he reached the intersection with 103rd Street, Gannon ran a red light and hit three other vehicles. He suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. Another man was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the accident as well.

Police found several weapons inside the black Mazda Gagnon was driving, but did not determine if they played any role in the accidents.

Overland Park police forwarded their investigation of the accident to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office for review. The DA’s office eventually issued a warrant for Gagnon’s arrest on two counts of aggravated battery, and charges of failure to stop at the scene of an accident, reckless driving, disobeying a traffic control device, and improper driving.

Gagnon, who currently resides in Overland Park according to police, is being held on $25,000 bond. He has a first court appearance scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today.