I-70 traffic reopens in KCK after lengthy closure due to morning fiery crash

A large fire shut down both directions of I-70 in KCK on Friday morning.
A large fire shut down both directions of I-70 in KCK on Friday morning.(KCTV5 News)
Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 8:01 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Ks. (KCTV) - A large fire from a deadly crash involving two semi-trucks on Interstate 70 shut down all eastbound and westbound lanes of the roadway near Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Kansas.

After nearly six hours, traffic has reopened in both directions.

The crash and fire happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday, and included a large area just off of I-70. Two semis were traveling west, when they both crashed. One person died, and at least one other person was injured, according to KCK police.

A massive line of vehicles formed on either side of the fire along the interstate.

Kansas City, Kansas police said eastbound traffic reopened about 1 p.m. An hour and a half later, officers said one lane of westbound traffic had reopened.

A large fire from a deadly crash involving two semi-trucks on Interstate 70 has shut down all eastbound and westbound lanes of the roadway near Interstate 435.