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Four burned in semi fire on KS Turnpike near Andover

July 19, 2011|by Jennifer Montenegro | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(NEAR ANDOVER, Kan.) — Four people are hospitalized, two of them in critical condition, after a semi fire along the Kansas Turnpike just north of the K-96 exit in East Wichita early Tuesday.

Troopers say an SUV was pulling another SUV on a trailer when a tire blew, a semi following behind them didn't realize what was happening and crashed into the vehicles.  The semi's fuel tank burstopen, spilling gas everywhere and catching fire.

All four victims were in the SUV at the time of the crash.  The semi driver was not hurt.

The turnpike is down to one lane in that area while cleanup continues.


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