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I-70 back open after fatal wreck in Leavenworth County

The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Thursday morning as the investigation continued at the scene of a fatal crash just before the Lawrence service area along the Kansas Turnpike. The interstate reopened early Thursday afternoon.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Thursday morning as the investigation continued at the scene of a fatal crash just before the Lawrence service area along the Kansas Turnpike. The interstate reopened early Thursday afternoon. jledford@kcstar.com

A fatal traffic crash Thursday morning prompted authorities to shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County for several hours.

The scene of the crash was just before the Lawrence service area along the Kansas Turnpike.

The westbound lanes were reopened early Thursday afternoon after being closed for several hours.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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