Injuries Reported from I-70


I-70 Ice

Friday morning saw a number of reports of accidents along I-70 from mile markers 322 to 338.

Riley County Police, Kansas Highway Patrol, and EMS were all on scene during the almost three-hour ordeal.  Reports began coming in at about 7:15 am and roads were reopened at about 10 am.

Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing information on the accidents.

The first accident occurred at 6:50 am.

Kimberly Regnier, 45, of Junction City was eastbound on 1-70 when she lost control of her 2008 Ford Mustang and struck a 2007 Honda Accord driven by Debra Holenbeck, 59, of Manhattan. Regnier was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center, but has since been treated and released.

The next accident occurred at 7:00 am.

Amy Pall, 42, of Olathe was driving a 2007 Peterbuilt Semi westbound on I-70 when she lost control on the ice and struck a 2004 Ford Expedition driven by Douglas Smith, 54, of Springfield, Missouri.

Smith was taken to Stormont Vail and remained there as of noon on Friday for injuries sustained by the collision.

Another accident also occurred at 7:00 am.

Marie Webb, 41, of Alma was traveling east on I-70 when she lost control of her 1998 Mercury Mountaineer and entered center median. She struck a storm drain and rolled, coming to rest in the center of the median, facing south. Webb was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center and was still there as of 7:30 pm Friday.

The final accident occurred at 7:15 am.

Rosanna Carvalho, 48, of Manhattan, had legally parked her 2013 Toyota Prius on the inside shoulder because of other accidents, when a 2013 Freightliner Semi driven by Cedric Miller, 48, of Harsville, South Carolina struck her vehicle.

Carvalho was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center where she was treated and released.

KMAN will keep you updated as more information is released.


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