K-4 reopened following 3-vehicle collision that sent one woman to the hospital

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Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 1:14 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was injured in a three-vehicle wreck that closed K-4 for around 2 hours, northeast of Topeka.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said it happened just before noon Tuesday. They say a 2005 Buick LeSabre driven by Elizabeth D. Parker, 40, of Silver Lake, waiting to turn left onto NE 39th was rear-ended by a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Joseph D. Hodgkiss-Epling, 23, of Meriden, pushing it into the path of an oncoming 2007 Ford F150 driven by Jared H. Tyler, 40, of Valley Falls.

KHP indicated that Parker was the only person injured in the accident. She was taken to Stormont Vail Health with suspected serious injuries.

The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office posted an alert to social media just after 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 that officials had closed K-4 between NE 31st St. and NE 46th St. while they authorities responded and crews cleared up the wreck.

As of 2 p.m., authorities were in the process of re-opening the highway. Everyone involved in the crash had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.