TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A stretch of U.S. Highway 24 was closed Sunday afternoon following reports of a three-vehicle crash near Silver Lake.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, two vehicles were travelling eastbound on Highway 24, while a third vehicle, a mail truck, was heading westbound. One of the vehicles heading east, a 2004 Toyota Highlander, was stopped while waiting to turn North onto Hodges Road when they were rear-ended by a 2017 Ford Edge. The Highlander was then pushed into the westbound lanes and was struck head-on by the mail truck.
The driver of the mail truck, Shawn Adams, 38, of Wamego was taken to Stormont Vail with suspected serious injuries. The drivers of the other two vehicles were also taken to Stormont Vail, but their injuries are believed to be minor.