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Kansas Man’s Car Catches Fire After He Rear-Ends Semi

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A man is hospitalized after a crash on Interstate 70 that left his car on fire.

Details about the Fiery Accident in Kansas

The Salina Post is reporting that a Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Leavenworth County.

According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority, a 2007 Isuzu passenger vehicle driven by 32-year-old Eugene Houston McCarter from Mission was headed westbound on Interstate 70 near the Tonganoxie-Eudora exit.

The vehicle was coming over the crest of a hill when the driver was unable to slow down to avoid a semi-truck that was traveling 50 miles per hour in the second lane.

The Isuzu passenger vehicle hit the rear end of the semi-trailer and then caught fire.

McCarter was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the semi-trailer, 52-year-old James Edward Long, was not injured during the accident.

Both drivers involved in the incident were properly restrained. The highway was shut down for a few hours after the accident so crews could clean up the wreckage.

Important Information about Accidents in the State of Kansas

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 327 fatal accidents that were reported in Kansas.
  • There were 3,670 trucks and buses that were involved in motor-vehicle accidents in Kansas in 2013.
  • There were a total of 3,186 accidents in Kansas that specifically involved large and heavy trucks.


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