Turnpike crash backs up traffic

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BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A crash between a semi and a Butler County EMS vehicle caused a traffic back-up along the Kansas Turnpike in Butler County Saturday afternoon. 

It happened just about 4:50 p.m. along southbound I-35 about a mile south and west of Andover. 

"The EMS unit was running (with lights and sirens) to another crash site, unfortunately before they got there the collision occurred," said Master Trooper Scott Koehn with the Kansas Highway Patrol."

Koehn said the semi driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out for possible injuries, but that he was up and walking around after the crash. The two EMS workers in the Butler County vehicle were not hurt. 

The incident had traffic backed up then closed for a time as crews worked the scene.  

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