UPDATE: Truck driver hospitalized after bird flies into semi cab on US 56 Featured

A Pennsylvania truck driver was hospitalized in Topeka after a semi rollover crash on US Highway 56 at the Lyon-Osage county line Tuesday. A Pennsylvania truck driver was hospitalized in Topeka after a semi rollover crash on US Highway 56 at the Lyon-Osage county line Tuesday. KVOE News file photo

A flying object was the reason for Tuesday’s semi rollover crash on US Highway 56 northeast of Emporia.

Lyon County Deputy Justin Carr says David Plant, Jr., of Harrisburg, Penn., was eastbound on US Highway 56 when a bird flew into his cab near Road Z, or the Lyon-Osage county line. Plant became distracted. His truck then drifted off the highway into the south ditch and overturned shortly after 9 am.

The semi was loaded with Target merchandise when it wrecked.

A Lyon County ambulance took Plant to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka afterward. The hospital has not released his condition. Plant was wearing his seatbelt when he crashed.

US 56 was partially or completely blocked for over three hours after the wreck.

In addition to deputies and Lyon County Ambulance, Miller fire and Allen-Admire Fire responded to the scene.

10:45 am Tuesday: Injury crash blocks US 56 at Lyon-Osage county line

US Highway 56 is closed at the Osage County line after a semi rollover crash Tuesday.

The crash happened at US 56 and Road Z shortly after 9 am. The driver was taken to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka for treatment afterward. That person's name has not been released.

Lyon County deputies are currently investigating at the crash site. Further details are pending. We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

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