Construction zone wreck leaves only minor injuries

Kansas Highway Patrol

(KAIR)--No hospital treatment was required, following a Monday afternoon crash in Leavenworth County, involving a Meriden man, at work on the Kansas Turnpike, and a Tonganoxie resident.

According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, both vehicles were eastbound on I-70, with 54-year-old Douglas Persing operating a trailer, in the left lane, setting up a temporary construction zone. As the Meriden man did so, the trailer was rear-ended by a Kia Forte.

The driver of the Kia, 22-year-old Kaleb Shukeat, of Tonganoxie, suffered what the KHP calls a "suspected minor injury," but was not transported for hospital treatment.

Persing was not hurt in the wreck, which happened at 12:36 Monday afternoon.

Both men were wearing safety restraints at the time of the collision.

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