BIRD CITY — The driver of a semi was airlifted to a Denver hospital after a crash Thursday morning.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, Kelly D. Johansen, 60, Hiawatha, was 4 miles north of Bird City when the 1997 Peterbilt he was driving went off the right side of the road at about 8 a.m. He overcorrected and the semi and trailer tipped on its side on the east side of the road.
Johansen was flown to Swedish Medical Center in Denver with suspected serious injury. He was not wearing a safety restraint.