Fort Riley says truck hauling military munitions involved in Friday crash on I-70

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Fort Riley officials say a semi-trailer transporting military munitions between U.S. Army arsenals was involved and disabled in the Friday morning crash along I-70 that closed the westbound lanes for several hours.

The crash occurred sometime after 6 a.m. near the Grandview Plaza exit after it and another semi crashed into each other. Trained technicians from Fort Riley’s Logistics Readiness Center provided a replacement trailer to safely transfer the load, transport and temporarily store at the Fort Riley Ammunition Supply Point.

Fort Riley says within three days, the civilian contracted trucking company is scheduled to pick up ammunition from Fort Riley ASP to complete their transport to the original destination.

The westbound lanes of traffic reopened around 2 p.m. Friday. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office tells KMAN no injuries were reported. The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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