Salina Semi Collides With Road Grader
KSAL Staff - June 25, 2015 2:31 pm
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A semi truck from Salina and a road grader collided Wednesday afternoon on Kansas Highway 18 in Russell County. No injuries were reported.
According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, at 2:17 PM Wednesday, Ron Mead of Paradise called 911 to report an accident between a semi and a road grader approximately 1.5 miles east of Paradise on K-18 with both vehicles blocking the road.
Sheriff’s Officers, Russell County EMS and the Paradise-Waldo-Natoma Fire Department responded.
The highway was shut down and traffic was rerouted through Paradise. The highway has since been reopened.
The vehicles involved were a 2009 International semi owned by Great Plains Trucking of Salina and driven by Clayton Wright of Abilene, and a road grader owned by Paradise Township and operated by Ron Mead of Paradise.
A&D Towing responded to tow the semi. The grader was off the roadway and was not towed.
The Kansas Department of Transportation was contacted to advise them of damage to the highway pavement. Stockton KDOT responded to repair the highway.
Story by David Elliott / KRSL Radio