Man critically hurt after early-morning crash on I-135

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A 20-year-old man is critically hurt after a crash Wednesday morning on I-135.

The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. on southbound I-135 near the 8/9th St. exit.

The Kansas Highway says the pickup truck was traveling southbound when it hit a guard rail and fell to the ground below. They are investigating to see if the truck hit another vehicle.

Firefighters had to flip the truck and use the jaws of life to get the driver out. He was taken to Ascension Via Christi Saint Francis for treatment.

The right lane and exit ramp to 9th St should be re-opened by noon.

KHP could not say if alcohol or speed played a role in the crash. More information is expected to be released in the crash log later on today.