Man critically injured after being struck by SUV on I-35 in Lenexa

A Toyota Rav4 rear ended a stalled pickup truck on I-35, leading to the man's injury. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

A 56-year-old Kansas City, Kan. man, was critically injured when he was hit by an SUV on southbound Interstate 35 late Monday in Lenexa.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says at approximately 9:15 p.m., a 1997 Nissan pickup was stalled in the right lane of southbound I-35 south of 75th Street when a 2013 Toyota Rav4 rear-ended it.

In the preliminary crash log, Troopers say the driver of the Toyota failed to slow for the stalled vehicle. The collision pushed the stalled pickup into the 56-year-old Kansas City man who was outside of the truck, throwing him more than 100 feet down the highway. The pickup came to a stop off of the interstate.

Johnson County Med-Act along with the Overland Park Fire Department and Lenexa Police responded and transported the man to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver of the Rav4, a 43-year-old Overland Park man, was not injured in the crash and remained at the scene.

All lanes of southbound Interstate 35 reopened shortly before 11 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers continue to investigate the crash.