TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Emergency crews had to extricate the driver of a combine, after it crashed with a semi-truck, on Highway 24, near Kaw Valley Road.
The combine went over the bridge above Soldier Creek and was stuck. Technical Rescue arrived to the scene to get the driver out. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The guard rail of the bridge has a hole in it due to the combine.
The driver of the semi has non-life threatening injuries and was not transported to a hospital. The semi came to stop with one wheel off the bridge and blocking the road.
One lane of westbound Highway 24, near Kaw Valley Road, is open. Eastbound traffic on that part of Highway 24 is flowing normally.
KHP tells KSNT News the westbound left lane remains closed as of 11:50 Friday night due to the bridge being damaged. It is unclear when the lane will reopen.