Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Two Crashes on Interstate 470 at Gage Result in Injuries to Five People

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Two Crashes on Interstate 470 at Gage Result in Injuries to Five People

Article excerpt

Two car crashes were reported in the early evening hours Thursday on Interstate 470.

One of the incidents involved a white Chevy Tracker that was traveling westbound, said Topeka police Sgt. Jay Junghans on the scene.

The vehicle lost control and drove into the eastbound lanes where it was struck by a blue minivan around 4:21 p.m., just before the Gage Blvd. exit ramp.

The driver of the Chevy was initially reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries, but Junghans said the person's condition was later downgraded.

All three occupants of the van were also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The westbound entrance ramp at Burlingame was blocked off and traffic was reduced to one lane while the crash was cleared. …

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