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Vehicles engulfed by flames after crash, 2 taken to hospital

KSNT News
KSNT News
 2022-07-01

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TOPEKA ( KSNT ) – Two vehicles were covered in flames in a car crash on Friday with two individuals being taken to a local hospital.

According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, more than one vehicle caught on fire following a car crash at the intersection of Southwest Topeka Boulevard and Southwest University Boulevard at 2:20 p.m. on July 1.

Motorists were being asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes such as Southwest 75 Highway and Southwest 57th Street. As of 4:51 p.m., the road has been reopened.

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Abigail Christian, the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, told 27 News that the crash involves multiple vehicles. A preliminary investigation shows that two vehicles, a truck and a semi-truck, were involved in the crash.

Another statement from Christian revealed that the semi-truck collided with a pickup truck. Both vehicles soon became engulfed in flames. Three occupants were able to escape the vehicles with both drivers being taken to a local hospital by American Medical Response. The passenger of the pickup truck was checked out at the scene. A third vehicle may have been involved in the crash.

An investigation into how the crash occurred is underway.

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