Emergency Traffic

Emergency crews responded to a crash on the Kansas Turnpike north of Emporia Thursday morning.

According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, 58-year-old Donna Thomas of Kechi, Kansas, was northbound on the Kansas Turnpike at about 9:22 a.m. when the 2017 Hyundai hydroplaned, struck the barrier wall and came to rest on the right shoulder.

Emergency crews from Emporia — Lyon County and Miller-Reading responded to the report an injury accident near mile-marker 152 on the Kansas Turnpike — about 25 miles north of the Emporia Tollgate and five miles north of the U.S. Highway 56 exit.

Thomas did not require emergency transport following the accident. She was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the incident.

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