Interstate 70 through downtown Topeka remains shut down because of a fatal crash that caused a hazardous spill. A truck driver is dead after his tanker overturned and spilled roofing tar shortly before 5am. KDOT's Kim Qualls says the truck also took out the support for an overhead sign, which fell and blocked some lanes. She says replacing the sign could take some time.
Transportation officials are diverting traffic, but they recommend motorists try to avoid the area. Interstate 70 near Manhattan was also closed overnight because of an attempted suicide. A man stopped on the interstate and told police he had hazardous chemicals in his vehicle. Police sent in a robot to inspect the car and found the man unresponsive. He was transported to a hospital in Wichita.