Georgia Driver Injured in Deadly Kansas Crash Between Two Trucks
OTTAWA, KS. – According to an online news story from ottawaherald.com, a Georgia driver was injured in a deadly crash between two trucks on Interstate 35 in Kansas. The crash occurred on January 5 in Ottawa, Kansas, and began with a single-vehicle wreck.*
A 2009 box truck traveling southbound on Interstate 35 somehow traveled off the roadway at U.S. 59. It is not clear what caused the driver of the box truck to initially drive off the road, but he then overcorrected. The box truck traveled back onto I-35 and overturned.
The driver of the box truck, identified as Alfred Thomas Williams, of Jonesboro, Georgia (age not reported), started climbing out of the truck after the crash. A southbound semi-truck then came upon Williams’s overturned truck and crashed into it. The semi-truck hit the back of the box truck, which caused the box truck to spin into a guardrail.
The semi-truck continued south after impact, past U.S. 59, and drove into the median. The semi-truck hit a guardrail for the northbound lanes, then jackknifed before finally coming to a rest.
After the collision with the semi-truck, Williams was thrown off the top of his box truck, where he had climbed after his initial wreck. He was injured and transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
The driver of the semi-truck died at the scene. He has been identified as Sukhdarshan Sidhu, of Grand Island, New York (age not reported).
Interstate 35 was partially closed in both directions until about 4 p.m. that day. No additional information has been reported at this time.
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