Roundabout wreck reroutes Thursday morning traffic

A non-injury semi-truck accident shut down the roundabout at U.S. Highway 75 and state Highway 31 to one lane for about four hours early Thursday morning.

According to a report from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident at about 1 a.m., Aug. 9, 2018, when they found a semi-truck operated by Michael A. Cox, Grand Junction, Colo., had struck the roundabout while southbound on U.S. 75. The fuel tank was damaged during the accident, causing approximately 70 gallons of diesel fuel to spill.

U.S. 75 and K-31 were shut down to one lane for approximately four hours while flaggers directed traffic at the roundabout, about a mile north of Lyndon, Kan.

Other agencies and departments assisting included Osage County Fire District No. 5, Osage County Emergency Management, and Kansas Department of Transportation. The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

Information thanks to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office.

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