Mar 18, 2023

Semi strikes man who was putting gas in his pickup on I-70

Posted Mar 18, 2023 10:28 PM

SHERMAN COUNTY—One person was injured in an accident just before 1p.m. Saturday in Sherman County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2023 International semi driven by  Thomas Craig Marcy, 62, Greenwood, Arkansas, was westbound on Interstate 70 just west of the U.S. 24 exit in the driving lane.

The semi struck a pedestrian identified as Elifonso Vargas, 48, Joshua, Texas,  who just finished putting gas in his pickup.

EMS transported Vargas to the hospital in Goodland for treatment of a minor injury. Marcy was not injured and properly restrained, according to the KHP.