Oct 18, 2021 7:00 AM

2 hospitalized after I-70 semi crash and fire

Posted Oct 18, 2021 7:00 AM
photo courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol
photo courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol

ELLIS COUNTY—Two people were injured in an accident just after 1:30p.m. Sunday in Ellis County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2022 Peterbilt semi driven by Terry J. Fox, 59, Brookfield, Ohio., was westbound on Interstate 70 near Walker Avenue.

The vehicle struck a 2004 Freightliner semi that was disabled on the north shoulder of the interstate. The semi came to rest on the I-70 overpass over Old U.S. 40 and caught fire.

EMS transported Fox and a passenger Robert Lee Fox, 62, Brookfield, Ohio, to Hays Medical Center. He was in the sleeper berth of the truck at the time of the accident.

Melvin Aguilar-Rios, 35, Jewett City, CT., was in the sleeper berth of the Freightliner semi at the time of the accident and not transported for treatment.