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Man sent to hospital in I-35 wreck

By The Herald Staff | 8/28/2013

A Texas-based semitrailer involved in a two-vehicle crash late Sunday morning on I-35 at Ottawa was legally parked alongside the interstate, the Kansas Highway Patrol has determined.

A 2007 Freightliner was legally parked on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes of I-35 at milepost 186 when a southbound 1999 Isuzu driven by Vincent Herr, 54, Overland Park, drifted onto the right shoulder and struck the semitrailer about 11 a.m. Sunday near the Marais des Cygnes River bridge, according to a highway patrol report.

A Texas-based semitrailer involved in a two-vehicle crash late Sunday morning on I-35 at Ottawa was legally parked alongside the interstate, the Kansas Highway Patrol has determined.

A 2007 Freightliner was legally parked on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes of I-35 at milepost 186 when a southbound 1999 Isuzu driven by Vincent Herr, 54, Overland Park, drifted onto the right shoulder and struck the semitrailer about 11 a.m. Sunday near the Marais des Cygnes River bridge, according to a highway patrol report.

Traffic was diverted off I-35 at K-68 for about an hour Sunday while the wreck was cleared. Herr was transported by ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa, according to the highway patrol report, where he was treated and released. Herr was wearing his seat belt, according to the report.

Chon Owen, the 41-year-old driver of the semitrailer from Laredo, Texas, was standing outside the semitrailer and was not injured, the report said.

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