2 cattle trucks involved in crash near Garden City – KWCH

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KWCH) – Update: K-156 has reopened in Finney County after a crash involving two semi-trucks hauling cattle.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the first semi was traveling westbound on K-156. The second was making a left turn out of the rest area to head eastbound on K-156 and failed to yield at a stop sign. The second semi turned in front of the first semi, striking the first semi and cutting the trailer in half.
The first semi sustained significant front-end damage and came to rest in the ditch along K-156. The second semi was disabled in the middle of the highway.
The driver of the first semi was taken to the hospital with suspected serious injuries. The driver of the second semi was not hurt. Garden City police said some of the cattle had to be extricated from the vehicles.
First responders and transportation crews are on the scene of a crash involving two semi-trucks carrying cattle near Garden City.
The crash is located at the intersection of N. Highway 23 and Highway 156 (mile marker 27).
Police say the highway is blocked as cattle are being extricated.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
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