Two people were injured about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident that included two semitrailers on Interstate 70 in the westbound lanes three miles west of the Lecompton interchange.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, De Q. Le, a 53-year-old Garden Grove, Calif., man driving a 2003 Freightliner semitrailer, slid and came to a stop facing west in the outside lane. Another semitrailer, driven by a 52-year-old man, Charles Steven Drummond, St. Catharine, Mo., then struck Le’s trailer.
The report said both vehicles then spun around and struck a 1999 Toyota sport utility vehicle, driven by Lindsay Guthmiller, 21, Lawrence. Drummond and a passenger in Le’s truck, Rowland C. Reddick, 46, of Marceline, Mo., were injured. Guthmiller and Le were not listed as injured. Reddick was the only one not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.
Drummond and Reddick were taken to Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka. A hospital official said Wednesday afternoon they were treated and released. The National Weather Service had warned drivers Wednesday morning to watch for patches of ice because of the cold temperatures.