A rush hour hit-and-run crash critically injured a pregnant woman this morning and created a backup along northbound Interstate 35 in Johnson County that stretched from 167th Street to Gardner.
The Kansas Highway Patrol was looking for the driver of a semitrailer that was involved in the crash. Witnesses said they saw the semi drive off with the woman’s car hood impaled on the back of the trailer, according to Lt. Tom Catania with the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Emergency crews extricated the 33-year-old woman from her vehicle. The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-35 near the weigh station, just north of 167th Street, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Witnesses described the truck as a semitrailer with an enclosed box. Evidence suggests that the truck may have ice built up on it from traveling through icy areas.
The truck should have significant damage to the trailer’s rear impact guards.
Besides saying the cab was white, witnesses were unable to provide a color or markings for the semitrailer.
Anyone with information about the crash or the whereabouts of the driver and semitrailer is asked to call Catania at the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Troop A in Olathe at 913-782-8100.
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