Two wrecks resulting in minor injuries occurred in Franklin County Friday morning.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m. on I-35 near milepost 183, a cement truck was turning through the median. While it was doing so, another truck pulling a trailer ran into the cement truck, Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said. Although minor injuries were reported, no one was transported to an area hospital. A crash log from the Kansas Highway Patrol, which investigated the wreck, was not available at press time Friday.
Shortly after that collision, an injury wreck in the 600 block of Davis Avenue was reported.
“A postal truck was delivering mail on Davis [Avenue] and was stopped for delivery,” Adam Weingartner, assistant chief of police for the Ottawa Police Department, said. “There were two other vehicles behind it that stopped. The fourth vehicle, traveling southbound on Davis, did not stop, ran into the back of one, and a kind of chain reaction pushed the other vehicles into each other.
The four-vehicle collision caused the male driver of the last car — a 2000 Saturn to sustain minor injuries and was transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa, Weingartner said. Police blocked off Davis Avenue from K-68 to Wilson Street while they investigated the crash.