Injury crash slows morning traffic in downtown Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – An injury accident Monday morning slowed traffic down in downtown Topeka.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash was reported before 8 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70, just east of 8th Street.

The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban failed to maintain the lane to the left and collided with a 2015 Toyota Rav4, causing the driver to then collide into a median barrier. KHP says after the collision, the driver of the Suburban turned back to the right and collided into a 2002 Ford Ranger, where both vehicles then collided with a bridge barrier wall before coming to a rest facing eastbound.

The driver of the Toyota and the Ford Ranger were not injured.

The driver of the Suburban, identified as Kimberly Ann Woods, 38, of Topeka, along with three other occupants, including a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old, were taken to St. Francis with possible injuries.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing seat belts, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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