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

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

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..

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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