Jun 08, 2021 9:45 PM

Newton man hospitalized after truck blows tire, overturns

Posted Jun 08, 2021 9:45 PM
Tuesday afternoon truck crash in Harvey County photo courtesy KWCH
Tuesday afternoon truck crash in Harvey County photo courtesy KWCH

HARVEY COUNTY—A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 1p.m. Tuesday in Harvey County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Mack Truck driven by Kenneth R. Graves, 24, Newton, was northbound on Interstate 135 four miles south of Newton.

The driver lost control when he truck had a sudden tire failure on the left side axel #1.

The truck swerved to the left, overturned in the inside lane, slid across the inside shoulder and came to rest in the median.

EMS transported Graves to a Wichita hospital. He was properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.