Driver Trapped After Semis Crash
KSAL Staff - August 25, 2013 11:44 am
Photo courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol
A crash involving two semis caused a stretch of Interstate 70 in Saline and Ellsworth Counties to close for several hours Sunday morning.
KHP Lt.JL Riedel tells KSAL News that the crash happened in Lincoln County. One semi rear-ended another.
Riedel says that the trucks were so entangled that it took about two hours to get one of the drivers out. It took even longer then to get the two trucks seperated.
Only one person was hurt in the crash, 46-year-old Charles Sexton Jr. from Lansing, Norh Carolina. He is the driver who caused the crash. It is unknown if hecwas buckled up. He was transported to the hospital in Salina.
The crash prompted the westbound lanes on I 70 to be closed for about 25 miles. The interstate was closed from the Halstead Road exit in Saline County to the Ellsworth exit in Ellsworth County.