Officials release name of rollover accident victim

By The Mercury

A Manhattan man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after his Jeep struck an unattended vehicle on Interstate 70 and went airborne before coming to rest.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 41-year-old Greg Harris was driving his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the west lanes of I-70 near mile marker 321, or 8 miles east of Manhattan, at 9:08 a.m. when he drove onto the north shoulder for an unknown reason.

Harris’ Jeep then struck an unattended 2006 Ford F350 and the trailer attached to the pickup truck.

The Jeep became airborne and came to rest on its passenger side in the north ditch.

The KHP report indicated that officials don’t know why Harris drove off the road.

Harris was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center.

He was wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

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