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Accidents reported

The following accidents were reported to Marion County law enforcement agencies:

500 block of East D Street, Hillsboro

Robin Blazek, 41, of 804 W. Grand Ave., Hillsboro, was driving south on Adams Street, ran a stop sign, and struck Joshua Plenert, 33, of 306 N. Ash St., Hillsboro, who was driving on the inside lane on D Street at 4:05 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident. Blazek was driving a 1993 Ford passenger car registered to Aaron Blazek, same address. Plenert was driving his 2006 Pontiac van. Plenert had just purchased the vehicle from Midway Motors.

100 block W. D Street, Hillsboro

Ethan Pontious, 18, of 415 N. Freeborn St., Marion, struck a semi-trailer driven by Joshua Dirks, 25, of 1385 190th Road, Hillsboro, who was making a right turn on to Ash Street at 10:59 a.m. June 11. Dirks was driving a 1998 International tractor trailer registered to Linfred Funk, 1750 Mustang Road, Hillsboro; he was taking up two lanes of D Street to make the wide right turn. Pontious was driving his 2001 Chevrolet passenger car; he signaled to turn right but did not realize the other driver’s intention to turn. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

U.S. 77 south of 140th Road

Mindi Ray Svitak, 36, of 1897 274th St., Marion, struck a deer while driving at 6:05 p.m. June 13. She was driving a 2011 Chevrolet sedan registered to Edward L. Svitak, 42, same address, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

Maria east of Prospect, Lehigh

Cloyce H. Culver, 59, of 309 W. Holme St. 11, Norton, was turning onto Maria Street when his trailer hit a guide wire holding a utility pole in place at 2:40 p.m. June 8. The wire was cut and the pole pulled down. Culver was driving a 1998 Volvo truck registered to Calvin Callander, 100 3rd St., Hendley, Neb. The utility pole belonged to Westar Energy.

U.S. 56 and northbound K-15

Gary L. Davis, 21, of 2486 N. Merdidian, Canton, tried to turn north onto K-15 but the load shifted and the trailer overturned onto the passenger side at 9:10 a.m. June 11. Davis was driving a 2000 Freightliner truck registered to Scott Allen Koehn of 354 170th, Hillsboro.

Indigo Road south of 170th Road

Bonnie J. Rindt, 70, of 92 Lakeshore Drive, Marion, fell asleep and veered left of center, striking a vehicle driven by Amanda J. Mount, 32, of 402 W. Arbor Court, Hillsboro, at 4:35 p.m. June 10. Rindt was driving her 2002 BMW. Mount was driving her 2005 Chevrolet sedan.

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