Carbondale man seriously injured in US 75 wreck

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:09 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities say a Carbondale man suffered serious injuries when he was thrown from his car on Hwy. 75 in South Topeka.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Jesse Davies, 41, was driving south just after 3 p.m. Wednesday when his car unexpectedly crossed through the median into the northbound lanes just north of the SW 77th St. exit. The car collided with an oncoming semi. According to KHP’s crash log, Davies’ Ford Taurus went airborne and overturned, and he was thrown from the car.

Accident on Northbound US-75 near 7th Street.
Accident on Northbound US-75 near 7th Street.(Doug Brown)

Davies was taken to Stormont Vail Hospital with injuries considered serious.

The semi’s driver - Khyri Brown, 24, of Hiram, Georgia - was not hurt.

One northbound lane of Hwy. 75 was closed while crews worked to remove both vehicles from the highway.

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