Shawnee County Sheriff vehicle involved in crash on I-70

(KSNT Photo/Alec Gartner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews were on the scene of a crash west of Topeka involving a Shawnee County Sheriff deputy.

The crash was reported just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of I-70 and West Union Road involving a Shawnee County Sheriff patrol car and a 2011 Nissan Altima.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the Nissan was westbound on I-70 when it left the roadway and struck Shawnee County Sheriff’s 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe that was legally parked monitoring traffic.

Officials on scene told KSNT News that driver of the Nissan, identified as Brooklyn McKay Rhyne, 20, of Topeka, had a medical condition that caused her to lose control of the vehicle. Rhyne was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Stormont Vail with minor injuries.

Sergeant Bradley Metz, 45, of Topeka was identified as the driver in the Tahoe. He was taken to Stormont Vail with minor injuries. KHP reports he was wearing a seat belt.

Correction: Earlier KSNT News reported a dog in the crash was Rhyne’s dog. It was in fact a Shawnee County K-9 that was in the Tahoe with Metz.

 

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