Northbound I-35 closed for accident cleanup

Northbound I-35 near Southwest Boulevard has been closed this morning for an accident cleanup. (KC Scout photo)

Northbound I-35 has been closed near Southwest Boulevard since 11:50 p.m. Wednesday because of an accident.

Accident cleanup was continuing this morning at the location.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a semi pulling two trailers was traveling northbound on I-35 when the driver saw what appeared to be a brown bag in the lane.

The semi struck the object, and then the driver lost control of the vehicle, hitting the barrier wall several times before the vehicle caught fire, the trooper’s report stated.

The driver, a 51-year-old man from Stroud, Oklahoma, was injured and taken to the hospital, the report stated.

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