Driver crashes into tree after blown tire

(KSNT Photo/Alec Gartner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Traffic was backed up for about a mile Tuesday morning in southwest Topeka.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports around 7:30 a car was headed west on I-470, just west of Gage, when the right rear tire blew out causing it to lose control and go into a ditch and hit a tree about 50-60 feet away.

KHP tells KSNT News the driver, Gordon Smith of Topeka, refused treatment at the scene.

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