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1 seriously injured in Thursday afternoon crash on Interstate 35 in Johnson County

Interstate 35 crash
Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 15:34:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four people were injured Thursday afternoon in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV in Johnson County.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. in a northbound lane of Interstate 35 near 175th Street.

A report from the Kansas Highway Patrol states a 2003 Ford Explorer was traveling south on Interstate 35 when its right rear tire deflated.

The SUV ran off the road and into the median.

The driver was able to merge back onto the interstate, but was hit in the rear by a 2018 Kenworth tractor trailer.

The injured were all in the SUV.

One person suffered serious injuries and the others in the SUV suffered minor injuries.

No one in the SUV was wearing a seat belt, the report states.

The tractor trailer driver was not injured.

Emergency crews had to shut down the lane for some time while responding to the crash and clearing it.

The highway is back open