U.S. 75 reopens after morning fiery crash

Two semis collided early Thursday morning, 5 miles north of Sabetha on U.S. Highway 75. Photo credit: Top: Sabetha Fire Dept. Bottom: Nemaha County KS Emergency Mngmt.
Editor's note: following an all day closure, the Nemaha County Sheriff's Office, late Thursday afternoon, issued a notification saying U.S. 75 is again open.
"Kansas Highway Patrol has cleared the scene of the crash that closed US 75 earlier today. The highway is now back open. Thank you for your patience!"

(KMZA)--Two semis collided early Thursday morning, 5 miles north of Sabetha on U.S. Highway 75, in Nemaha County, leaving responding fire fighters to be met with what the Sabetha Fire Department calls "heavy fire, debris, complete blockage of the roadway, and ruptured fuel tanks."

According to a social media post, made about 6-hours after the 3 A.M. crash, Sabetha fire crews were assisted in their efforts at the fiery crash site by the Morrill Fire Department, Brown County Rescue, Deputies from the Brown and Nemaha County Sheriff's Offices, and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Emergency Management personnel, from both counties, also responded, along with crews from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Although only minor injuries resulted from the wreck, U.S. Highway 75, in the area of the semi-crash, remained closed through Thursday. An alert message, from the Nemaha County Sheriff's Office was sent shortly before 5:00 Thursday evening, alerting the public that the roadway had reopened.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating.

(KNZA)--An early Thursday morning two-vehicle fiery crash on U.S. 75 Highway in Nemaha County closed a stretch of the highway.

The crash involving two semi-trucks was reported around 3:00 about five miles north of Sabetha.

Authorities said northbound traffic on U.S. 75 was being diverted at 192nd Street, while southbound traffic was being diverted at the Kansas-Nebraska state line.

As of 10:00 Thursday morning, the highway remained closed. Authorities said the highway was expected to remain closed for much of the day.

No serious injuries were reported.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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