Man trapped in car for hours after crashing along I-70

Accident west of Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kansas — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man was trapped in his car overnight Sunday after he crashed along I-70 west of Topeka.

Troopers say that Daniel Delatore’s white Chevy Impala left the highway, passing sharp rocks on its way to the bottom of a dry creek bed.

Delatore waited until Monday afternoon when a passing driver spotted the wreck and called 911.

“He was in pretty good shape for being here since Sunday night,” said Tropper Marcus Seirer.

Eastbound I-70 was closed for about 30 minutes while crews worked on Delatore and loaded him on the helicopter to be transported to the hospital.

Delatore is from Junction City. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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