Semi Wreck Closes Turnpike South Of Emporia

By: WIBW/KVOE (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW/KVOE (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
A tractor trailer rig overturned on the Kansas Turnpike south of Emporia Monday night.

Viewer Don Doty submitted this photo of an overturned tractor trailer rig on the Kansas Turnpike south of Emporia on June 18, 2012.

(WIBW/KVOE) - A big rig wreck had the Kansas Turnpike closed south of Emporia Monday night.

KVOE radio reports the accident happened around 8:30 pm near mile marker 120, eight miles south of Emporia, in the northbound lanes. A tractor trailer rig overturned. The top of the trailer ripped out, sending the contents of its load all over the highway.

Northbound lanes of the Turnpike remained closed at 10:30 pm while crews worked to clear the scene. Northbound traffic was being exited at Cassoday.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.


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