Truck hits KDOT mower on I-70

(KSNT Photo/Nicolette Schleisman)
(KSNT Photo/Nicolette Schleisman)

MANHATTAN, Kansas (KSNT) – Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday authorities arrived on scene to investigate a box truck hitting a mower on Interstate 70 westbound near Manhattan at mile marker 317.

The driver of the mower did not appear to have injuries.

Riley County police tell Kansas First News the driver of the truck is being taken to a local hospital for minimal injuries.

The Kansas Department of Transportation confirmed with Kansas First News that it was a KDOT and the mower was heavily damaged.

A spokesperson for KDOT says the worker is “pretty shook up.”

The incident caused I-70 to reduce to one lane. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. 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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