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Crews working multi-vehicle crash on Kansas Turnpike

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Posted at 6:06 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 11:45:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 7:50 p.m. | Both lanes at I-70 milemarker 187 near Topeka are now open.

EARLIER |The Kansas Turnpike Authority said crews are working a fiery crash on the Kansas Turnpike near the Topeka-area service center.

Video from the scene shows the crash involved multiple vehicles, including semis, and some of the vehicles were on fire.

Both sides of the interstate were closed, but eastbound lanes are now open

One vehicle caught fire under the bridge to the service center.

Investigators are waiting for experts to inspect the bridge to be certain it's safe to use and there's no danger of collapse.

News crews on the way to the scene reported traffic was backed up for at least two miles.

There's no word on the conditions of those involved in the wreck.

Editor's note: The Kansas Highway Patrol initially reported the crash resulted in a fatality. The story has been updated to reflect no one died.