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Crews respond to semi crash early Thursday on I-35 near Emporia

A truck driver was booked into the Lyon County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence...
A truck driver was booked into the Lyon County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash early Thursday on Interstate 35 near Emporia, authorities said.(WIBW)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:15 AM CDT
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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - A truck driver was booked into the Lyon County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash early Thursday on Interstate 35 near Emporia, authorities said.

The truck driver was identified as Elvir Huskic, 33, of Waterloo, Iowa.

According to Lyon County sheriff’s Sgt. Zachary M. Shafer, the crash was reported around 2:37 a.m. Thursday on a roundabout on southbound I-35, on the west side of Emporia.

Shafer said Lyon County were called to the scene after receiving a report of an overturned semi-trailer.

Shafer said the investigation revealed Huskic was driving a 2015 Freightliner semi south on I-35 when he failed to negotiate the roundabout.

Huskic then overcorrected and the semi rolled on its side, Shafer said.

Speed that was too great for conditions and alcohol were believed to be contributing factors to the crash, Shafer said.

Huskic was arrested in connection with driving a commercial vehicle under the influence of alcohol and speed too great for conditions.

Shafer said Huskic was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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