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Semi passenger hurt in accident


An Oregon resident was injured at 7:20 a.m. Monday when the semi he was riding in struck a bridge pillar 2 miles east of Hays on Interstate 70.

Juri S. Zaharia, 23, Portland, Ore., was transported to Hays Medical Center for treatment of injuries, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The KHP said a 2000 Kenworth driven by Arshak Shahbazyan, 52, Portland, was eastbound on I-70 when it crossed the median, struck a guardrail and then a bridge pillar.

Shahbazyan was not injured. According to the report, the driver was wearing a seat belt, while Zaharia was unrestrained.