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These accident reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies.


US-56 at Chisolm Trail Rd.

Passenger Vicki Simington, 52, rural Lehigh, was injured at 8:33 p.m. Dec. 17 when her 1999 GMC Denali, driven by Darrel Simington, 45, of the same address slowed to turn off the highway and was rear-ended by a 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup owned and driven by Jeremiah Ligget, 41, McPherson.

Approaching from the opposite direction, a 2018 Acadian Beaumont owned and driven by Tarsem Kandola, 43, Brampton, Ontario, struck debris from the collision.

Vicki Simington was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Tampa ambulance. Both vehicles involved in the initial collision had to be towed.

None of the drivers nor 10-year-old Denali passenger Morgan Ligget of the same McPherson address was reported injured.

Although deputy Bronson Shipman’s report blamed the accident on the Simington vehicle’s not having proper tail lights and failing to signal, no tickets were issued.

K-15 north of 270th Rd.

Phoebe Janzen, 65, Hillsboro, hit and killed a deer with her 2014 Ford Escape at 5:50 p.m. Dec. 19.

US-56 east of Timber Rd.

Amanda Pontious, 35, Florence, flipped her 2003 Kia Sorrento onto its top at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 24 after losing control on snow-packed roads and sliding into the driver’s side ditch.

Deputy Travis Wilson’s report said she was traveling too fast for conditions, but no ticket was issued.

120th Rd. east of Goldenrod Rd.

Heather Chastain, 27, Leavenworth, drove to Peabody and told a deputy she had hit a deer at 9:20 p.m. Dec. 24 while infant Serenyty Chastain of the same address was a passenger.

US-50 east of Union Rd.

Taylor Smith, 24, White City, hit and killed a deer with his 2018 Nissan Versa at 11:55 p.m. Dec. 27.

K-15 north of 230th Rd.

Sheridan Power, 67, Edmond, Oklahoma, lost control of her 2004 Saturn SL, which veered into the passenger-side ditch and struck a fence at 2:20 p.m. Dec. 29.

No injuries were reported, and Power was able to drive from the scene.

Deputy Mike Ottensmeier’s report blamed the accident on inattentive driving, but no ticket was issued.

US-56/77 and K-150

Olumapelumi Akinde, 21, Springs, Texas, drove a 2010 Toyota Solara through the intersection’s roundabout, damaging its curb, at 3:03 a.m. Dec. 31.

The vehicle, owned by Elizabeth Tella of the same address, had to be towed.

Deputy Aaron Slater’s report blamed the accident on inattentive driving, but no ticket was issued.

Last modified Jan. 11, 2018