UPDATE: Wet conditions lead to injuries for Texas woman after Turnpike crash Friday Featured

UPDATE: Wet conditions lead to injuries for Texas woman after Turnpike crash Friday KVOE File Photo

Emporia rescue workers took a Texas woman to Newman Regional Health for treatment after one of several crashes on the Kansas Turnpike near Matfield Green on Friday.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says 57-year-old Rebecca Ellison of Needville was southbound on the highway when she crashed near mile marker 104, seven miles northeast of Matfield Green and 23 miles southwest of Emporia, shortly before 3:10 pm. Ellison lost control of her pickup in rainy conditions. Her pickup crossed the center line and hit the center barrier wall.

Ellison suffered potentially serious injuries before she was taken to Emporia for treatment. Authorities say she was driving too fast for the wet highway conditions.

The Turnpike Authority says heavy rain caused an unspecified number of wrecks in southern Chase County on Friday. The Ellison wreck was the only injury crash reported.

5:15 pm Friday: One person transported to NRH after crash on Kansas Turnpike near Matfield Green

At least one person has been transported to Newman Regional Health following a crash on the Kansas Turnpike near Matfield Green.

Emporia Fire and EMS were called to assist at KTA mile marker 104, or seven miles northeast of Matfield Green and 23 miles southwest of Emporia, shortly after 3:15 pm. EFD says it transported one person to Emporia for treatment.

The Turnpike Authority says the crash was one of several that developed near mile marker 104 after heavy rain crossed the Turnpike in that area. There is no confirmation of any other injury crashes at this time.

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