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UPDATE: Sheriff Vehicle Hit At Crash Scene

KSAL Staff - June 25, 2015 8:45 am

Kansas Highway Patrol photo

A law enforcement SUV working the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 early Thursday morning in Dickinson County became part of a second crash when a passing vehicle hit it, and rolled.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the initial crash happened when a car headed west crossed the median, and crashed into a  car that was headed east.

Two people from Tennesse that were in the car that veered across the median were transported to Geary Community Hospital.

As emergency responders were on the scene, a second crash occurred. A van struck from behind an unoccupied Dickinson County Sheriff Office SUV that was parked at the scene with its lights activated. The van then rolled.

The driver of the van, 79-year-old Thomas Anderson from McPherson, was transported to Geary Community hospital.

The crashes happened on I 70 in the area of milepost 281, near Enterprise in Dickinson County.


These two vehicles were in the initial crash. (Kansas Highway patrol photos)

These two vehicles were in the initial crash. (Kansas Highway patrol photos)

Jeff Fellows

June 25, 2015 at 9:20 am

Looks to me that the sheriff’s suv was not pulled off the road like it should have been just look at the picture of it.

Chrissy Trompler-Fink

June 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

Actually, Jeff, the SUV was in the center of the right hand land, lights flashing, to advise traffic of the accident and cleanup just ahead…the wrecker was in the right lane a bit so his SUV was for everyone to get over in the left hand lane…nothing uncommon…Prayers to all involved.

Jeff Fellows

June 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm

That might work on a regular road but not the interstate where cars are traveling 75 to 80 mph and most drivers are on cell phones or iPads.

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