EMPORIA (KSNT)- High winds flipped a semi-trailer on the Kansas turnpike Monday night as high winds and hail moved through the area, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
At 7:50 p.m., just as the worst of the rain and winds moved into Lyon County, the sheriff’s office said emergency crews were dispatched to mile marker 122 on the Kansas turnpike for a rolled semi that was blocking the lanes.
The sheriff’s office said a 48-year-old male driving a 2016 empty refrigerated tractor-trailer rolled due to “high winds and wet road conditions.” The driver could get out of the truck on his own, with only minor injuries.
According to a tweet from the Kansas Turnpike, the accident was cleared and both lanes were open by 11:25 p.m.
The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time, according to authorities.
The accident is still under investigation by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.