Authorities investigate multiple crashes Monday morning in Topeka

American Medical Response ambulance workers helped a person into their ambulance to be treated for injuries that didn’t seem life-threatening Monday morning at the scene of a traffic crash at S.E. 10th and Deer Creek Trafficway.


A Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center dispatcher said police and rescue workers were called at 9:30 a.m. to the scene on a report that a car had been involved in collision with a semi-trailer.

A man in a Topeka Police Department vest could be send pouring sand onto ice that covered the street at the accident scene. Further information wasn’t available.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol and Shawnee County Sheriff’s office had responded to the scene of a one-vehicle crash in which a woman was reported injured on K-4 highway, just south of S.E. 6th Street on the Oakland Expressway. Details about that accident also weren’t yet available.

An arctic blast of air hit Topeka Monday morning, as police encouraged motorists to drive carefully to avoid sliding on ice.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Reporter Tim Hrenchir can be reached at (785) 295-1184 or @timhrenchir on Twitter.