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Tennessee and Michigan vehicles collide on I-35 near Blackwell

BLACKWELL – An injury collision occurred at approximately 2:51 p.m. Monday afternoon on Interstate 35 near mile marker 221 1 mile south of Blackwell in Kay County.

Blake Klawiter, 54, of Genison, MI. was driving a 2005 Ford Van northbound on I-35 and struck the rear of a 2015  Freightliner Semi driven by Ali Yussuf, 57, of Bartlett, TN. Yussuf was pinned in the vehicle for approximately 20 minutes before being freed by the Blackwell Fire Department who used their Jaws of Life tool.

Yussuf was not injured. Klawiter was transported by AirEvac to Wesley Hospital in Wichita, KS where he was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal and leg injuries.

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