DICKINSON COUNTY — Two people were injured in an accident just after 11 a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Chevy Malibu driven by Michael H. Taplin, 59, Longford, was eastbound on Interstate 70 just east of the Enterprise exit.
The vehicle crossed the median striking a westbound 2009 Ford F 350 pickup driven by Gary W. Franklin, 60, Solomon.
A westbound 2001 Subaru station wagon driven by Connor T. Brandenberg, 20, St. Louis, Mo., struck the F350 before it was forced from the lane of traffic. The F350 came to rest on its top in the north ditch.
Debris from the collision struck a 2019 Grand Designer camper that was parked in the RV Park parking lot.
Taplin was transported to the hospital in Salina. Franklin was transported to the hospital in Abilene. Bradenberg and a passenger in the Subaru were not injured.
All four were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.
UPDATE 1:26 p.m. Tuesday: According to Trooper Ben Gardner, one westbound lane is open again, however, first responders are still at the scene.
Westbound Interstate 70 is shut down near the Enterprise exit (approximately five miles east of Abilene) because of an accident.
According to Trooper Ben Gardner, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to the multiple vehicle accident before noon Tuesday. Traffic is being rerouted north to Kansas Highway 18, Gardner noted.
Salina Post will have more information as it becomes available.