OLATHE, Kan. — Southbound I-35 has reopened after a crash involving a wrong-way driver temporarily shut down the interstate early Friday morning.
Lenexa police say around 4:45 a.m., a driver heading north in the southbound lanes of I-35 near 199th St. hit another car head on. Shortly after that collision, a semi truck then hit those two cars.
The wrong way driver was extricated from his vehicle and taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. Police say the driver of the other vehicle and the semi truck driver were not seriously hurt in the crash.
The crash temporarily shutdown all southbound lanes of I-35 just before 119th St. for several hours. The interstate was reopened just before 8 a.m. Friday.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.