3 Topeka men taken to hospital following trash truck rollover crash

(KSNT Photo/James Ryan)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Three men were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a rollover crash in northern Shawnee County.

The incident happened just after the noon hour when a Waste Disposal Truck was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 75 and exited on the ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 24. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the trash truck went to the left side of the ramp and went into the median where it rolled and came to a stop on its side.

No other vehicle were involved.

The driver was identified as 57-year-old Timmy C. McMahon.  The two occupants were identified as 49-year-old Eric Michael Tyszko and 46-year-old Larry D. Housworth.

All three Topeka men were taken to Stormont Vail Hospital with injuries.

KHP says all three men were not wearing seat belts.

The southbound U.S. 75 to westbound U.S. 24 ramp was temporarily closed while crews worked the accident.  It was opened back up to traffic around 2:00 p.m. when the scene was cleared.

KSNT News has a crew on the scene and will update as additional information becomes available.


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