These accident reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:
220 Santa Fe St.
Peter B. Murphy of Lavonia, Georgia, reported at 11:09 a.m. Friday that his rental Kia Forte was damaged while parked in a lot at Container Services. He told police he did not know how the accident happened.
Lincoln and Lawrence Sts.
Kristina D. Burkholder, 54, Marion, failed to yield while eastbound at 6:26 p.m. Dec. 7 in her 2018 GMC Acadia and struck the rear of southbound 2004 Ford F-150 owned and driven by David A. Nickel, 69, Peabody, according to officer Aaron Slater’s report.
US-77 south of 340th Rd.
Aubrey N. Cook, 24, Wichita, hit a deer at 5:05 p.m. Dec. 3 while driving a 2017 Honda Civic owned by Aaron B. Schwartzman of Leawood. The Honda sustained disabling damage to its front, sides, windshield, and undercarriage and had to be towed.
US-77 south of 370th Rd.
Two drivers were injured in a head-on collision of pickup trucks at 2:55 a.m. Dec. 5.
According to a report by deputy Kaylan Miles, each driver attempted to avoid the other by changing lanes after noticing that one of them, allegedly intoxicated, had been driving in the wrong lane.
Neftali Roman, 48, Herington, whom Miles observed to be intoxicated, was trapped for 45 minutes and had to be extricated from his northbound 2007 GMC Canyon by Marion and Lincolnville firefighters.
He was taken by Marion ambulance to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
The other driver, Tanner L. Easley, 18, Wichita, was taken by Dickinson County ambulance to Herington Municipal Hospital.
He had been driving south in a 2011 Dodge Dakota owned by John M. Rickard of a different Wichita address and reportedly drove all the way off the left side of the road in an attempt to avoid Roman’s pickup.
Both vehicles were listed as being destroyed. No citations were issued. The report states that Roman could not be interviewed because of the nature of his injuries but that Easley’s account of the accident was verified by a witness.
Last modified Dec. 16, 2021