Season slicks snowy commutes
Emergency responders carry the driver of a vehicle involved in an injury wreck about 8:30 a.m. on I-35 in Miami County, 2.5 miles north of the Wellsville exit. A 2005 Dodge Durango driven by Nicole Rodgers, 26, LeRoy, who lost control of her vehicle after hitting a slick spot, went off the right shoulder, down an embankment and overturned near milepost 200, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Rodgers was transported by Franklin County ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday afternoon. Two passengers in the vehicle — Jayne Lankton, 65, LeRoy, and Rodgers’ 2-month-old daughter, Roxanne — were not injured. The highway patrol, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County EMS and Wellsville Rural Fire District No. 1 responded to the single-vehicle crash. A number of other vehicles also slid off I-35 Wednesday morning as a brief winter storm, packing light snowfall and strong winds, caused slippery conditions in the Franklin County area.