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Update: KDOT Says 50k Damage to Sign after Truck Crashes

KSAL Staff - September 29, 2017 3:35 am

photo by Trooper Ben Gardner / Kansas Highway Patrol

A single-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer truck hauling anhydrous ammonia near Salina prompted the closure of a stretch of Interstate 70 Thursday night.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a truck carrying anhydrous ammonia rolled onto its side, just east of the I 135 / I 70 junction.  An overhead sign was damaged in the crash.

I 70, between the junction and the 9th Street exit, was closed.

The highway patrol, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the Salina Fire Department, and the Kansas Department of Transportation all responded to the scene.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, 62-year-old Phillip Graffenstein of Pryor, Oklahoma and his small dog were not injured in the crash.

Officials from Kansas Department of Transportation estimated the damage to the sign at $50,000.


photo by Trooper Ben Gardner / Kansas Highway Patrol


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