Injury crash shuts down U.S. 24 in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) — A single vehicle crash involving a semi shut down U.S. 24 eastbound where it intersects with U.S. 59 Highway just before 4 p.m.

Kansas Highway Patrol said the semi was eastbound when it approached the curve at Phillips Rd traveling too fast. The semi overturned and came to rest on its side in the lane of traffic.

The driver, 59-year-old Philip Gregory Padilla of Abilene, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries.

The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

The highway was shut down for several hours, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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