4 vehicle chain-reaction crash ties up traffic on US-75 Thursday morning

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – A chain-reaction crash on southbound U.S. 75 just before the Westgate Bridge caused delays for motorists trying to get into Topeka Thursday morning.

A 2020 GMC Acadia being driven by a 31-year-old driver attempted to slow down while it was going south on 75 just before the Kansas River Bridge when it was hit from behind by a 2010 Jeep Wrangler being driven by a 26-year-old Topekan. Then the Wrangler was hit by a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country being driven by an 82-year-old Grantville driver. A 22-year-old Topeka man then hit the Town & Country in his 2006 Mustang.

Only one driver, a 26-year-old female appeared to have a minor injury according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The Abby Westgate Memorial Bridge crosses the Kansas River in Topeka.

Shawnee County Dispatch confirmed there was an incident and an officer had responded and reported four vehicles were pulled over.

Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area.

The details are not clear, but there is a backup coming into Topeka this morning.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm