The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that a 2014 Chevy Equinox, driven by James P. Menzies, 51, of Abilene, was eastbound on Interstate-70 just west of the Abilene exit.
The vehicle rear-ended the trailer of an eastbound 2018 Kenworth semi.
Menzies was transported to the hospital in Salina. The 36-year-old semi driver from Virginia was not injured. Menzies was not wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.