NB I-35 at Mission back open after crash involving semi hauling explosive gasses

Posted at 4:24 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 20:35:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Northbound I-35 at Mission Road is back open after a fiery crash involving a semi shut down the road for most of the day.

The road was shut down for both the morning and evening rush hours but was opened back at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The semi hit a barrier wall several times and caught fire just before midnight Wednesday night.

The report from the Kansas Highway Patrol said the driver reported hitting a brown bag in the roadway before he lost control and crashed.

First responders took the driver, a 51-year-old man from Oklahoma, to KU Medical Center for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening, according to an update from KHP.  

A firefighter said the trailer contained butane and another more corrosive chemical which investigators were working to identify.

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