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Large crash, fire closes eastbound lanes of I-435 near Corporate Woods

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A significant injury accident has closed lanes on eastbound I-435 and portions of westbound I-435 west of Antioch. Kansas Highway Patrol says, at this time, they believe there are two semis and two passenger vehicles involved.

Johnson County MedAct reports that there is one person injured critically and another with a minor injury. The eastbound lanes of I-435 past 69 Highway will remain closed until at least 11 p.m., the westbound lanes have reopened to traffic.

A FOX 4 viewer sent these photos of the crash scene.

A witness FOX 4 spoke with said he was driving by on the other side of the highway when he saw the crash. This witness said as he drove by, there was a loud explosion and he immediately felt the heat from that explosion, then he heard and felt three more explosions - and say a massive fire ball go into the air.

He believes the cars and trucks on the car carrier may have been exploding.

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