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Overturned trash truck closes I-70/I-435 ramp

The ramp connecting westbound Interstate 70 to northbound I-435 in Wyandotte County will remain closed during rush hour this morning after an injury wreck involving a trash truck.

Kansas Turnpike officials said a Deffenbaugh truck driver was cut off by a semi tractor trailer. The Deffenbaugh driver told authorities he attempted to make an evasive maneuver and overturned the vehicle. The truck and debris was strewn across the ramp near the Kansas Speedway.

The driver, Michael W. Patrzykont, 48, of Shawnee, was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

The semi driver was not immediately identified.

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