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Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Westbound K-10 reopened after injury accident in De Soto

January 6, 2011, 4:10 p.m. Updated January 6, 2011, 9:58 p.m.

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K-10 in De Soto
Part of a Chevrolet truck sits on the side of Kansas Highway 10 after an injury accident on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

Part of a Chevrolet truck sits on the side of Kansas Highway 10 after an injury accident on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

Emergency crews investigate the scene of an accident on westbound Kansas Highway 10 between Lexington Avenue and Kill Creek Road on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

Emergency crews investigate the scene of an accident on westbound Kansas Highway 10 between Lexington Avenue and Kill Creek Road on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

— Westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 in De Soto have been reopened following an injury accident Thursday evening.

A white pick-up truck was traveling east on Kansas Highway 10 when the trailer it was hauling came loose and crossed the median, striking a black Chevrolet half-ton pick-up truck on the roof about 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6.

The driver of the black pick-up, registered in Missouri, was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

A third vehicle, a maroon sedan, was also involved in the accident, striking the black pick-up after avoiding the loose trailer. The female driver of that vehicle sustained minor injuries and was also transported to OPRMC. The driver of the white pick-up sustained no injuries.

The Kansas Highway Patrol was in charge of the scene and had the west-bound lanes of K-10 closed at Kill Creek Road. Drivers were being redirected through De Soto to the Lexington Avenue exit. The affected portion of K-10 was closed for several hours.

Comments

ratroddude06 3 years, 11 months ago

i personally haven't seen this wreck, but heard it is pretty bad. Prayers go out to the families of the injured...

burban77 3 years, 11 months ago

Just went by going the other direction... pretty awful. Traffic backed up all the way to Cedar Creek exit. Prayers go out to all involved.

Bridgett Wagner 3 years, 11 months ago

Traffic backed up about 1.5 miles east of kill creekexit.

riverdrifter 3 years, 11 months ago

No break-away chains on the trailer? Not good.

pusscanthropus 3 years, 11 months ago

K-10 needs oncrete barriers between east and westbound lanes. The Fedex truck that was hit a while back was also due to a vehicle crossing the median.

papajoshy 3 years, 11 months ago

yeah...this is starting to get rediculous.

conservative 3 years, 11 months ago

I drove past around 5:15. Only thing i saw remaining from the accident was the trailer was still across both westbound lanes. Westbound traffic was a parking lot for at least a mile prior to where they were being diverted. I hope those involved in the accident are ok.

compmd 3 years, 11 months ago

At 7pm the traffic report on my GPS said it was faster to go from South Olathe to Lawrence via Old 56 -> 151st -> Dillie -> 143rd -> 2200th -> K10 instead of K7 -> K10.

thelonious 3 years, 11 months ago

This is the second time in less than 3 months that a trailer coming loose has caused an accident on K-10...what the H is wrong with people?

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