Driver critically injured in crossover crash on I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man has been critically injured after his vehicle crossed over the I-435 median and struck a semi-truck near Wolcott Drive.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. Friday, April 30.

The Kansas Highway Patrol stated that the man who was driving a service truck was ejected and found 10 feet from his vehicle. He was taken to the hospital.

SCOUT cameras showed a semi-truck trailer off the side of the road. Smoke was spouting high into the sky shortly after the crash. A picture of the aftermath from passerby Stacey Karpecki shows the truck completely demolished.

The crash caused the service truck to catch fire, according to the KHP. That fire was quickly put out.

The driver of the semi was uninjured. It’s unclear at this time why the truck crossed over the median.

Police set up a taper, pushing traffic off onto Wolcott Drive. One lane is open around the crash, but traffic is moving slow and backing up. Those planning to travel in that direction this morning should use an alternate route.

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  • Picture of destroyed service truck from KCK Fire
  • Picture of crash at I-435 at Wolcott
  • Picture of traffic pushed off at Wolcott Drive

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