Crash near Newton sends 2 to hospital, 1 with serious injuries
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - Two people are in the hospital, one of which is in critical condition, after a crash near Newton.
Police say it happened around 7:15 p.m. on I-135 just south of Newton.
It was caused by a crate falling off the back of a truck and a car hitting it.
While deputies were investigating that crash, traffic started backing up and police say a car slammed into the back of a pickup.
The driver of the car was taken to Wesley with critical injuries. There was also a passenger who had minor injuries.
The highway was closed for a short time but has since been reopened.