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400 block of S. Madison St.

A USD 379 school bus driven by Daniel Cotton, 59, Leawood, slid on ice and struck a legally parked Dodge Ram 1500 pickup at 12:05 p.m. Jan 19 while attempting to turn into a parking lot at 400 S. Madison St. No injuries were reported. Minor damage to both vehicles was reported.

700 block of S. Ash St.

Icy roads were a factor in a three-vehicle non-injury accident that happened at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 19 in the 700 block of Ash St. Patricia Bartel, 75, Hillsboro, was traveling south in her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, while Erin Fanter, 38, Marion, followed Bartel in her 2013 Dodge Durango, and a semi truck was following Fanter. Bartel reportedly began sliding when she attempted to turn left onto F. St. Fanter reportedly tried to stop, but slid into Bartel’s car, propelling it 300 feet past the intersection on the icy road. The semi jack-knifed behind Fanter’s car but did not make contact with either vehicle.

500 block of Adams St.

A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Chad Nowak, 50, Hillsboro, struck an unoccupied 2001 Mazda B23 owned by Dalton Iveans of Lakeside, Oregon, when he attempted to avoid an unknown vehicle while making a left turn onto C St. at 2:30 p.m. Jan 19 as he traveled south Adams St. Police said the unknown vehicle did not make contact with any other vehicles. No injuries were reported.

200 Willow Rd.

Larinda Amstutz, 25, Goessel, struck a parked 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit owned by Randall Decker, no age specified, of Hillsboro, at 12:05 p.m. Jan 19 while she attempted to back a bus owned by Parkside Homes, Inc. into a parking stall at 200 Willow Rd.

600 block of Orchard St.

Ariel Depler, 23, Hillsboro, jumped the curb and struck a utility pole in her 2006 Pontiac G6 at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 19 while attempting to negotiate an icy curve in the 600 block of Orchard St.

D and Oak Sts.

Icy conditions were a factor in a role-over accident that happened at 8:07 a.m. Jan. 20 on D St. near Oak St. Dermot Morey, 18, of Hillsboro, slid on the ice-covered street, across traffic, struck the south ditch. The 2000 Chevrolet Blazer rolled over onto its roof damaging a chain link fence owned by the City of Hillsboro. Morey was transported to Hillsboro Community Hospital without any serious injuries. The Blazer, owned by Franklin Morey, of Hillsboro, was towed from the scene.

200 block of Willow Rd.

Abigail Funk, 19, of Hillsboro struck an unoccupied 2014 Ford Focus, owned by the State of Kansas, while she attempted to maneuver a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, owned by Chadwick Funk, of Hillsboro, onto Willow Rd. at noon on Jan. 26.

Nighthawk Rd. south of 120th Rd.

Shelby Saunders, 19, Maize, reportedly was attempting to pick up a cigarette she had dropped in her 2011 Dodge 1500 when the vehicle left the road and struck a ditch at 6:48 a.m. Jan. 23. She was transported by Marion EMS to St. Luke Hospital, and the vehicle, owned by Jared Vondenkamp of Marion, was towed.

190th Rd. west of Mustang Rd.

Isaac Hilliard, 25, Hillsboro, lost control of a 1985 Ford Ranger he was driving due to icy roads at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 19. No injuries were reported.

Last modified Feb. 3, 2016