I-70 closed at Broadway after semi goes over bridge in Kansas City early Saturday morning

Interstate 70 Eastbound was closed Saturday morning at Broadway Broadway Boulevard after a semi-truck hauling produce went over a bridge and overturned on the highway, police said.

Officials at the crash said the driver was on the Interstate 35 exit 2Y heading towards the Buck O’Neill Bridge when he overturned off the ramp.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash which occurred just before 6 a.m.

One officer remained at the scene as of 9:30 Saturday morning. The road had not yet reopened and tomatoes and squash were still sprawled across the road.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.