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Man hospitalized after truck crashes on 75th Street in Merriam

A red pickup truck on its side after being hit by a silver Kia Optima, right, at 75th Street and Kings Cove Drive in Merriam Thursday afternoon. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

Two people have non-life-threatening injuries after a rollover accident on 75th Street in Merriam Thursday afternoon.

Police and firefighters were called to 75th Street and Kings Cove Drive, the first intersection west of Interstate 35, at 3:05 p.m.

Johnson County Med-Act arrived to report that two vehicles were involved in major damage and one came to rest on its side.

Merriam Police Sergeant. Corey Herron told the Post that a silver Kia Optima was westbound on 75th Street running a green light.

A red Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck was heading east on 75th and attempting a left turn onto Kings Cove Drive.

Herron said the truck would have a flashing yellow turn signal. The Kia hit the pickup truck from the passenger side, rolling it onto its side.

Herron says they will check with Overland Park police to see if any traffic cameras in the area might have caught the crash.

The driver of the truck, identified only as a man in his 60s, was transported by ambulance to the University of Kansas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Med-Act paramedics evaluated a Kia passenger, but she refused transport to hospital by ambulance.

During the investigation of the accident, Westbound 75th Street was limited to one lane. All lanes reopened on Thursday at approximately 4.15pm.

Mike Frizzell is a freelance fire and crime reporter who runs Operation 100 News.

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