Icy Conditions Slide Drivers Into Accidents

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Overnight sleet created dangerous conditions for drivers in the Wichita metro area.

A Sedgwick County 911 dispatcher said emergency crews responded to eight crashes in Sedgwick County. Two were injury accidents.

The Kansas Highway Patrol stated the first accident occurred when an SUV lost control at about 1:30 a.m. on some ice at K-96 and Hillside.

The SUV Crossed over the entrance ramp and landed in the south ditch. A 23-year-old woman was hurt and taken to a Wichita hospital in good condition.

Another injury accident occurred an hour-and-a-half later two exits away at K-96 and Woodlawn. The Kansas Highway Patrol stated a 64-year-old woman lost control on the ice and struck a concrete wall. She was taken to a Wichita hospital in good condition.

In Harvey County, a 911 dispatcher said there were about 13 to 15 accidents since 11 p.m. All accidents were reported on I-135, many near Newton. No one was reported seriously hurt.

Dispatchers remind drivers to be careful on raised roads and bridges because these areas tend to get slick first.

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