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2 hurt when teen allegedly runs stop sign

An out-of-state driver was seriously injured after a 15-year-old Tampa boy allegedly ran a stop sign at 4:46 p.m. Thursday at K-15 and 330th Rd. west of Tampa.

According to reports, a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox being driven west on 330th by Jaquin Smith, 15, Tampa, nearly split in half a 2003 Subaru Legacy being driven south of K-15 by Joyce Ardy, 46, Hurst, Texas.

Ardy was suspected of being seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reported, and was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

Smith complained of pain after the accident and was taken by Tampa ambulance to Hillsboro Community Hospital.

Both cars ended up on their roofs southwest of the intersection. One of them demolished a stop sign for eastbound drivers. State workers were called to repair the sign.

Trooper K.D. Baldwin’s report did not indicate whether the 15-year-old was driving legally or whether any tickets were issued.

Last modified March 10, 2022