1 injured in rollover crash south of Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One person has been transported to a Topeka hospital with life threatening injuries after being involved in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 75 south of Topeka.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says around 4:55 a.m. Thursday a single motor vehicle was southbound on U.S. Highway 75 at milepost 149 when the driver swerved to miss an object in the road, later discovered to be a bag of duck decoys that had fallen from a vehicle sometime prior to the crash that caused the vehicle to go into the median and roll.

According to witnesses at the scene the car flipped four times going at highway speeds.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver as 49-year-old Monica Zarazua.

The driver of the vehicle was the only occupant and was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.  She was stabilized on scene and transported to Stormont-Vail Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

As of Friday morning the sheriff’s office does not have an update on her condition.

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