Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Portions of U.S. 59 closed Wednesday evening now open

June 6, 2012, 5:51 p.m. Updated June 6, 2012, 9:36 p.m.


A portion of U.S. 59 Highway, between N. 1000 and N. 1100 roads, reopened at 9:30 p.m.

According to a news release from the Kansas Department of Transportation, the section was closed as crews worked to clean up fuel spilled when two semitrailers collided just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

One man was flown to Kansas University Hospital with life-threatening injuries following the accident.

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As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, this portion of U.S. 59, between N. 1000 and N. 1100 roads is closed as crew worked to clean up a fuel spill following a Wednesday afternoon semitrailer accident.


windjammer 5 years, 9 months ago

How could two professional drivers let a wreck like this happen? It looks as though one ran the stop sign or turned in front of the other. My prayers are with both drivers.

KSense 5 years, 9 months ago

Actually, one of the semi's brakes gave out. Sometimes these things just happen.

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