Smoke Blamed For 11-Car Pileup On Kansas Turnpike

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Smoke is being blamed for an 11-car accident on the Kansas Turnpike near north El Dorado Thursday.

The accident happened when motorists drove into smoke traveling on the roadway near mile marker 76 and collied when visibility was reduced, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

The motorists were traveling southbound through heavy smoke and reported to investigators at the scene that they were unable to see the car in front of them resulting in a chain-reaction crash.

Four people suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Turnpike Authority posts warning signs to caution travelers not to drive into heavy smoke during the spring burning of rangeland along the roadway.


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