Tanker accident shuts down I-135 in NE Wichita

October 09, 2019 - 10:38 pm

An accident involving a semi-truck with a tanker containing anhydrous ammonia overturned in northeast Wichita, causing parts of the highway to be shut down.

I-135 north of K-96 was shut down following the accident that occurred just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Officials said the driver of the semi was trapped inside the vehicle following the accident. He was pulled from the semi and taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Northbound traffic on I-135 is closed near K-96, and will remain closed as crews work to clean up the site.

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