Crash on I-70 involving 2 vehicles

SHAWNEE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) –  A two-vehicle accident in western Shawnee County sends three people to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

The occupants in both cars are not seriously hurt, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on I-70 between SW West Union Rd. and SW Docking Rd.

Once deputies were on scene a truck was found to have overturned north of the highway and a car with front end damage was found on the south side.

Deputies determined that a 2001 Dodge Ram was eastbound on I-70 pulling a trailer with a tractor strapped to it when it was rear-ended by a 2015 Ford Fusion. The Dodge separated from the trailer, drove north across the westbound lanes and overturned in the north ditch. The trailer and tractor, as well as the Fusion, came to rest in the south ditch.

The driver of the Dodge, Sue Beard, 68, and passenger, James Deal, 62, were wearing their seat belts and sustained non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the Fusion, Christine Vanderputten, 29, was wearing her seat belt and sustained non-life threatening injuries as well.

Neither of the drivers showed signs of impairment and all three of the involved parties were transported to the hospital.


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