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One killed, another critical in tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70

Operation 100 News report.

Leavenworth County first-responders are on the scene of a serious accident on westbound Interstate 70 this morning.

Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the eastern toll plaza, near milepost 217, for an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer at 3:04 a.m..

Kansas Turnpike Troopers arrived to report one person had been ejected from the truck and was unconscious. A second injured person was still inside the cab of the truck.

Medics reported one person deceased at the scene and another with critical injuries.

A LifeStar helicopter landed in the eastbound lanes of the Interstate, temporarily blocking several lanes through the toll plaza for a short time. Those lanes reopened around 4 a.m..

A LifeStar helicopter has landed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, near the eastern toll plaza following a fatal accident.

A LifeStar helicopter has landed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, near the eastern toll plaza following a fatal accident. by Mike Frizzell

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says all westbound lanes of I-70 are closed due to the accident.

Troopers have requested a Highway Patrol helicopter respond to the scene after sunrise to photograph the accident scene from above.

Additional updates as they become available.

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Numerous accidents on Interstate 70 leave at least eight injured

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Lawrence Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded on at least four different accidents on the Interstate 70 turnpike Sunday morning. The first accident was reported shortly after 3 a.m..

Three of the accidents were near the east Lawrence interchange while the fourth accident was closer to the west Lawrence interchange.

At least three ambulances responded to the area to check for injuries.

One vehicle crashed on its side, leaving two people with serious injuries on westbound Interstate 70 at milepost 205.8.

At least six people at various crash scenes were treated for minor injuries.

There were also accidents working on Johnson County highways. Several on Interstate 435 and Interstate 35, one on K-10 near De Soto.

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Update: Saturday morning accident killed one, injured another on the turnpike

Updated Tuesday - Missouri woman killed in Kansas Turnpike accident identified

Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating following an early morning accident that took the life of one person and injured several others in Leavenworth County.

The accident was reported shortly before 2:10 Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 221.3.

Turnpike Troopers arrived to find a three vehicle accident with one vehicle being heavily damaged. A passenger in that car was found unconscious and pinned inside.

Leavenworth County fire personnel performed CPR on the person following a brief extrication. That person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A second person, said to be the driver of the heavily damaged vehicle, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Her injuries were said to be serious but not immediately life threatening.

Troopers have not released any other information at this time.

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