Accident Report


The Kansas Turnpike Authority is authorized to provide accident report information pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act, K.S.A. 45-215 et seq. Documents may be copied or printed by the public. The Kansas Open Records Act allows withholding of information of a private nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. K.S.A. 45-221(a)(30).

Official accident reports must still be obtained through the Kansas Highway Patrol General Headquarters Records section located at:

122 S.W. 7th
Topeka, KS, 66603
(785) 296-6800

The Kansas Turnpike and Kansas Highway Patrol cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the preliminary information available on this website, and expressly disclaim any liability for errors or omissions regarding this website’s contents.

Online Accident Logs

Online Accident ReportThe Kansas Turnpike Authority’s Online Accident Log allows you to retrieve preliminary information on any major non-injury accident, injury accident, or fatality accident that has occurred in the last fourteen days. When a fatality accident occurs, names of the victims will be withheld until next of kin have been notified.

These accident records are updated as information becomes available and as the situation changes. These preliminary reports do not contain all the information that will eventually be available in the official report. However, this does represent all the information the Kansas Turnpike Authority normally releases.

To view the Kansas Turnpike Authority's Online Accident Log, click here.
For details on how to use the Online Accident Log, click here.

To view Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Logs, click here.
To purchase a copy of a Kansas Highway Patrol Accident Report, click here.

KTA Fact

1956 - 1957
Reasonable and Prudent

1957 - 1970
80 mph Maximum
40 mph Minimum

1970 - 1974
75 mph Maximum - Day
70 mph Maximum - Night
40 mph Minimum

1974 - 1987
55 mph Maximum

May 1987
65 mph on rural interstates
55 mph through town of 50,000 or more and from Emporia to Topeka

October 1987
Emporia to Topeka re-classified as I-335 and now 65 mph

65 mph around Wichita & Topeka

70 mph from Oklahoma line to I-70/435. 65 mph from I-70 to 18th St.

Entire Turnpike changed to 70 mph

Turnpike from K-7 near Bonner Springs south to Oklahoma border changed to 75 mph