A box truck and an SUV were involved in a wreck on Interstate 70 Friday afternoon at 12:36 just west of Russell where both vehicles ended up on their sides.
Eastbound I-70 between mile markers 180, the Balta exit, and 184, the Russell exit, was closed for about an hour and a half due to the wreck. The crash happened about three-quarters of a mile west of the Russell exit.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, both vehicles were westbound when a 1999 Chevy Tahoe, driven by 32-year-old Sheena Andrade of Salina, struck the back of a 2011 Hino box truck, driven by 43-year-old Marnie Gifford of Wichita. Both drivers lost control and entered the median. The Tahoe rolled onto its drivers side in the median and the truck rolled onto its passenger side in the eastbound lanes.
Andrade was transported by Russell County EMS ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital with unknown injuries. Gifford was not injured.
Both drivers were buckled up according to a KHP report.
Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers and officers from the Russell County Sheriff’s Office worked the accident.
Story by David Elliott / KRSL Radio