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Semi truck briefly takes flight on icy roadway 


A semi truck went airborne while traveling on icy roads in Kansas on Monday. 

The incident happened on January 16th at around 6 a.m. on US Highway 36 near St. Francis, Kansas. 

According to 13 WIBW, police were called to the scene of Highway 36 eastbound near mile marker 21.9 for an injury crash involving a semi truck. When they arrived, they discovered a 2001 Peterbilt driven by 62-year-old William Wilger in the south ditch of the roadway. 

Investigation revealed that Wilger had been heading east on the highway when he lost control on the icy roads. The truck then went into the south ditch, hit a culvert, and briefly went airborne before landing back in the ditch. 

Wilger was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck and was taken to the hospital with suspected minor injuries. No further information has been released.


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