Single-vehicle injury crash shuts down I-70 in Geary County

CHAPMAN, Kan. (KSNT) – A crash involving a cattle truck late Monday morning shut down part of Interstate 70 in Geary County, west of Junction City.

The crash was reported just after 10:00 a.m. at mile marker 291, 4 miles west of Highway 77.

The Kansas Highway Patrol tells KSNT News a 2012 Ford F250 west heading west when it blew a tire on the truck and lost control. The truck flipped in the median coming to a rest in the eastbound lane of traffic. The pickup was pulling a small goose neck cattle trailer with no cattle inside.

The driver was identified as Stuart W. Novotny, 72, of Solomon. He was taken to Salina Regional Health Center with injuries. KHP said he was not wearing a seat belt.



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