UPDATE: The drivers pulled to the side of the road when the car began spewing smoke caused by a mechanical issue, said master trooper Peter Huntington of the Kansas Highway Patrol. The drivers got away from the car before the fire engulfed it, and no injuries occurred.
A vehicle caught on fire on Interstate 70 two miles east of Lecompton, according to a tweet from Kansas Turnpike Sunday afternoon.
A representative from Kansas Turnpike said the vehicle, a gray Dodge Pacifica, was engulfed in flames. There was no known time of the incident.
KTA ALERT VEHICLE FIRE AT I70 199 EB 2 MI EAST OF LECOMPTON WATCH FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES— Kansas Turnpike (@KansasTurnpike) July 14, 2019
Drivers saw a large cloud of black smoke as they headed eastbound on the interstate.
Kansas Turnpike said it was a single vehicle that caught on fire, and it wasn’t an accident.
Authorities are currently investigating the vehicle fire.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as information is made available.