EDGERTON, Kan. — A stretch of Interstate 35 was shutdown following a crash Saturday afternoon. The roadway re-opened around 8 p.m.
Southbound I-35 was closed at Sunflower Road after a crash involving a semi and passenger vehicle.
Kansas Highway Patrol said that there were two people taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The highway remained closed for hours while the cleanup and investigation continued. Traffic was, for a time, re-directed to 199th Street, causing major backups. I-35 is now back open.
A crash report said a 2012 Toyota van was heading north on I-35 when the driver lost control and left the roadway, crossed the grassy median into oncoming southbound traffic and struck a semi.
Two people in the Toyota — an 83-year-old male driver, and an 80-year-old woman — were both taken to a hospital with injuries.
The driver of the semi was not injured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.