Stafford County crash leaves man in serious condition

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A crash of a semi-tractor trailer tanker has left a St. John man in serious condition.  The accident occurred shortly after 2:45 p.m. Monday about two-and-one-half miles west of U.S. Highway 50 on NW 70 Avenue in Stafford County.  That’s south-southwest of St. John, Kan.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2001 International Semi tractor pulling a tanker trailer was northbound on NW 70th Avenue when it left the roadway, entered the north ditch and rolled over. The 48-year-old driver of the truck was seriously injured and flown to a Wichita hospital for treatment.

Troopers say the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

It’s not known what caused the truck to leave the highway.

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