Authorities investigate pickup truck rollover off I-70 just west of Wanamaker

No injuries were reported in a pickup truck rollover around 10 a.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 70, a mile west of S.W. Wanamaker. (Phil Anderson/The Capital-Journal)

No serious injuries were reported Thursday after a one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 70 about a mile west of S.W. Wanamaker.

 

The accident was reported at 10:04 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-70 between S.W. Wanamaker and S.W. Auburn.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials at the scene said a gold-colored Chevrolet pickup truck left the right side of Interstate 70 for an unknown reason before going down a slope on the south side of the highway and rolling.

The vehicle came to rest on its wheels on the grassy slope, which was covered by a thin layer of snow.

Traffic was being allowed to go through on the left lane of the eastbound side of the highway.

There was very light traffic on the interstate at the time. Though Kansas Department of Transportation trucks were working to clear the roadway, snow remained on some areas of the highway.

A number of other weather-related slide-offs, rollovers and crashes were reported throughout the morning on Thursday in the Topeka area, as a strong cold front pushed through the region, bringing with it sleet, snow and brisk winds.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries by noon Thursday on northeast Kansas roadways.

Contact Phil Anderson at (785) 295-1195 or follow live reports @Philreports on Twitter. Like him on Facebook at facebook.com/philreports.tcj/

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