Man struck, injured on I-70 while fleeing from authorities

CHAPMAN, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities say a man has been struck and injured by a tractor-trailer as he tried to get away from law enforcement on Interstate 70 in Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Andre Levar Murphy of Manhattan was in custody on both knees in a ditch Sunday when he stood up and began running. The Hays Post reports he was struck west of the Chapman exit in Dickinson County as the rig’s driver was moving to the inside and slowing for emergency vehicles.

He was transported to the hospital in Salina. According to Kansas Department of Corrections records, Murphy previously served prison time for drug crimes committed in Riley County. It was not immediately known why he was custody Sunday afternoon.

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