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Interstate 70 Accident Sends Four to Hospital

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2017

An accident occurred on Interstate 70 causing damage to two vehicles and sent four people to the hospital.

The accident happened at mile marker 240 or about 11 miles west of Salina after 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon. Kansas Highway Patrol and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office were on scene.

According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Fleming, A gray Toyota carrying four occupants was traveling westbound on I-70 when the driver of the vehicle apparently fell asleep at the wheel causing the car to run in to the back of a semi-truck also traveling west.

The semi sustained very minor damage, however, the gray Toyota sustained major damage and was towed away.

Fleming says that there were no serious injuries, however, all three passengers and the driver in the Toyota were sent to Salina Regional Hospital and are expected to be released.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the accident.

Fleming says that he anticipates no citations to be issued for the accident.

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