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


US-56 north of 240th Rd.

Holly G. Mitchell, 18, Maize, fell asleep at the wheel at 7:10 a.m. Oct. 11 and her 2012 Toyota Corolla drifted off the right shoulder onto the gravel. When she tried to drive back onto the asphalt, the car veered hard to the left, crossed the road and went into a field of milo. The Toyota was towed.

K15 south of 220th Rd.

Timothy R. Davis, 44, Hillsboro, hit a deer at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 15 with his 2013 Nissan Sentra. The Nissan was towed.


100 block of E. A St.

Ronald R. Herbel, Hillsboro, was backing out of a parking spot in a 1989 Ford Tempo at 6:15 p.m. Friday in front of Hillsboro Ford when he crashed into a 2017 Ford Explorer owned by Sonja K. Hefley, rural Marion, which was parked on the opposite side of E. A St. The Tempo had damage to its right-rear side and rear bumper, and the Explorer was damaged along its left-front bumper.

US-56 and Ash St.

Wenxi D. Funk, 16, Hillsboro, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 13 on Ash St. when he pulled into an intersection at US-56, crashing into the left-rear end of a Hutchinson Correctional Facility bus driven by Jacob L. Clune, 29, Hutchinson. Clune, who reported he was approaching the intersection on US-56 when he saw the Sienna, slowed down and moved toward the shoulder to avoid the van.

The Sienna hit the bus and kept driving north on Indigo Rd., despite suffering extensive damage to its front end. The left-rear and rear bumper of the bus were damaged, and the vehicle was towed by owner request.

A family member of Funk’s was present to discuss the incident with police.

Last modified Oct. 21, 2020