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Truck wreck reported east of Lawrence on Kansas Turnpike

May 20, 2008

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A semitrailer rolled over this morning 10 miles east of Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of the highway, backing up traffic for nearly four miles.

A semitrailer rolled over this morning 10 miles east of Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of the highway, backing up traffic for nearly four miles.

A semitrailer rolled over this morning 10 miles east of Lawrence on Interstate 70 and was blocking westbound traffic, a Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatcher said.

Troopers are still gathering information, but minor injuries have been reported, the dispatcher said.

The rollover wreck occurred in Leavenworth County, 3 miles west of the eastern turnpike toll and ticket booth. The dispatcher said initially the truck was blocking some traffic, but as of 11:15 a.m. troopers reported it no longer was.

Witnesses reported traffic was down to one lane earlier this morning.

Comments

collie2 6 years, 7 months ago

I happened to be on I-70 going east when this accident happened. If the median blocks had not been there, I would not be here. I really didn't think, or care, if the driver was male or female. I just prayed everyone would be safe.

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