Wind blows semi rig off highway

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Strong winds Wednesday night caused a tractor-trailer rig to overturn in a ditch on Interstate 70.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident happened at about 10:45 p.m. about 11 miles east of Salina on the interstate.

The KHP report indicates 53 year-old Randy D. Bartlett of Assaria was driving a 2007 International semi rig in the westbound lanes when a gust of wind hit his rig, causing it to overturn into the north ditch.

The report indicates Bartlett suffered a possible injury and was taken to Salina Regional Medical Center.  He was wearing a safety restraint.

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