I-70 reopened after Sunday accident UPDATE


5 p.m. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol the accident that shut down I-70 on Sunday  involved a semi truck that rear-ended the another. An investigation into what caused the crash continues. The accident occurred at 3:50a.m.

The driver of the semi that rear-ended the other truck, 46-year-old Charles Sexton Jr., of Lansing North Carolina was taken to Salina Regional Health Center for treatment of injuries.

A passenger, 62-year-old Howard Johnson of Wilkesboror North Carolina, was taken to the Hays Medical Center.

The driver of the second semi and a passenger both from Florida were not injured.

12:30 p.m. Westbound lanes of I-70 reopened to traffic just before noon on Sunday following an early morning collission between two semi trucks in Lincoln county.  A nearly 25 mile stretch

Photo of Sunday crash on I-70 courtesy of KHP

Photo of Sunday crash on I-70 courtesy of KHP

of west bound I-70 was temporarily closed.

Lt. J.L. Riedel with the Kansas Highway Patrol said The crash was at milepost 229. Westbound traffic on I-70 was shut down between milepost 249, Halstead Road to milepost 225, K-156 exit to Ellsworth.

Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and check Hays Post for additional information as it becomes available.



  • runner

    Is The Post capable of reporting any details, or do you have 2nd graders assigned to your stories??? How did it happen??? Get some freakin info on a story before you post what amounts to basically NOTHING!!!

  • countryboy

    I seen the remains of this accident this afternoon and the way the one Semi looked the people in this truck are lucky to be alive. Glad they are OKAY. Trucks can be replaced.
    Runner From what I seen this after noon the trucks were climbing the hill before you fall down to the Hwy156 Exit. I’m guessing the lead truck was underpowered and had slowed down and the other driver forgot to change lanes and rear-ended the first truck. Just my observations and putting 2 and2 together.

  • Why

    Why would they take them to different hospitals?