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Man Injured in Semi Truck Wreck Tuesday Night

Kansas Highway Patrol BadgeA North Carolina truck driver was injured and taken to the hospital late Tuesday night after he jackknifed his semi truck on an Interstate 70 bridge about 9 miles east of Russell, blocking both lanes of westbound I-70 for a time.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Timothy Jackson of Fayetteville, North Carolina was transported by Russell County EMS Ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital after sustaining injuries in the wreck that happened at about 10 o'clock Tuesday night.

The KHP said Jackson lost control of the 2006 Volvo semi while traveling westbound on I-70 at mile marker 193, struck the west guardrail and jackknifed on the bridge.

Extent of Jackson's injuries is unknown. He was buckled up.

Russell County Sheriff's Deputies, Russell City Fire and Russell County Rural Fire District #5 units, Emergency Management Director Keith Haberer and the KHP, as well as Russell County EMS, responded to the accident.

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