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Airborne Jeep crash lands into oncoming traffic in morning accident

Southbound vehicle crashes on roof of northbound SUV
Crash on US-75 Friday morning.
Crash on US-75 Friday morning.(Eric Ives)
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 8:49 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Officials on-scene tell 13 NEWS that both drivers involved in a Friday morning crash along US-75 are expected to be okay.

Emergency responders were called to the Northbound lanes of US-75, near the I-470 overpass just after 8 a.m. Friday morning on reports of a serious accident.

Two injured after a Jeep southbound Jeep lands on the roof of a northbound SUV.
Two injured after a Jeep southbound Jeep lands on the roof of a northbound SUV.(Eric Ives)

When crews arrived, they found a red Jeep overturned and resting on top of a black SUV.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash log, a 2001 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Edvaldo Caldeira-Dasilva, 53, of Topeka, was traveling south with he lost control of the vehicle.

Officials say Caldeira-Dasilva overcorrected and struck the bridge guardrail. The Wrangler then traveled across the median, hit a northbound guardrail, and became airborne, landing on top of a northbound Chevrolet Equinox.

KHP identified the Equinox’s driver as Brandon Sheley, 43, of Topeka.

Caldeira-Dasilva and Sheley were both taken to area hospitals with suspected serious injuries.

The patrol said Sheley’s three-year-old passenger did not have any apparent injuries in the accident.

Caldeira-Dasilva was traveling alone.

A mother told 13 NEWS that her son-in-law who is apart of the Kansas National Guard pulled the drivers out of the vehicles before the EMS arrived on scene.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says everyone involved in the accident was properly restrained.

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