A 25-year-old man was transported to an area hospital in critical condition after crashing into a scale house on Interstate 35 early this morning.
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The scale house is located one mile south of Lone Elm Road and 159th Street or approximately two miles north of Gardner.
A truck driver called 911 after witnessing a car crash through several signs on the exit ramp to the weigh station and possibly crash into the side of the building.
Arriving deputies reported the car was heavily damaged and the driver's door would not open. The building sustained minor damage, a few bricks were knocked loose according to deputies.
No one was inside the building when the crash occurred.
Firefighters from Johnson County Fire District No. 1 and Olathe Fire arrived with Johnson County Med-Act. The driver was able to get himself out of the car, to be seen by Med-Act.
Johnson County Med-Act reported the driver's injuries to be critical and said the man became combative with them on the way to the hospital.
The vehicle was estimated to have sustained approximately 18 inches of intrusion.
Deputies are investigating if alcohol may have contributed to the crash.
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