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Semi driver injured in crash Tuesday on I-70 near Topeka

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Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 3:35 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A semi-truck driver was injured early Tuesday morning in a crash on the Kansas Turnpike, just east of Topeka.

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the single-vehicle crash around 2:30 a.m.

They said Christina Ward-Knight, 36, was traveling westbound on I-70 when her semi-truck left the right side of the road and hit a fence. She then re-entered the road, crossed all westbound lanes, and went off the left side of the road.

KHP said Ward-Knight then hit a barrier wall in the median.

She was taken to Stormont Vail hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries.

The left lane of westbound I-70 was closed for about two hours Tuesday morning as crews worked to clear the scene.

All lanes have since been reopened.

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