Topeka man in critical condition after crash on I-70 near Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews were on scene of a crash east of Topeka on I-70 Wednesday afternoon.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority reported a semi was entering the westbound lanes of I-70 from the 197 Plaza near the Lecompton exit when a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup, also traveling westbound on I-70, was speeding when it lost control on the wet pavement and spun onto oncoming traffic and hit the semi.

The pickup ended up getting pinned between the semi and the wall.

The driver of the pickup, identified as Aaron Michael McGaffick, 45, was taken by air ambulance to KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas with severe injuries and is now listed in critical condition.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

It is unknown if both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Just before 3:00 p.m. KTA reported all lanes were back open.

KSNT News will update as new information becomes available. Refresh this page for updates.

(KSNT Photo/Johanna Hecht)

 

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