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


K-15 north of 160th Rd.

Corey L. Janzen, 51, Newton, hit at deer at 7:44 p.m. Oct. 21 while driving a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado owned by American Energies Pipeline of Canton.

US-50 east of Quail Creek Rd.

Avrie M. Jackson, 22, Gardner, hit a deer at 8:25 p.m. Oct. 21 with her 2011 Kia Soul. Aza Adams, 3, of the same address was a passenger. The sport utility vehicle was towed.

K-15 north of 140th Rd.

Caleb S. Alcorn, 21, Ramona, hit a deer at 7:50 p.m. Oct. 22 while driving a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan owned by Steven Auto Group of Wichita.

US-56/77 and K-150 roundabout

William L. Hinkle, 85, Edinburg, Texas, drove his northbound 2007 Chevrolet Silverado into a 2013 Honda Accord, owned and driven by Jeremy A. Kuhns, 36, Moundridge, after Kuhns already had entered the roundabout from the west at 9:16 p.m. Oct. 22.

Hinkle’s pickup went off the roadway and struck a sign before hitting Kuhns’ car, according to deputy Joshua Meliza’s report, which stated that Hinkle had been driving inattentively, failed to yield, and disregarded traffic signs.

No tickets were issued. Both vehicles were towed.

Eagle and 250th Rds.

Debrah Hughbanks, 66, rural Lehigh, suffered disabling injuries and was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital after Hendrich Laubscher, 22, rural Hillsboro, allegedly ignored a yield sign on Eagle Rd. at 12:12 p.m. Oct. 23 and drove his southbound 2016 Ford Explorer into an eastbound 2016 Ford F-350 in which Hughbanks was a passenger.

The pickup, which broke a utility pole into which it was pushed, sustained extensive damage and was towed. Owner and driver Steven L. Hughbanks, 68, of the same address also reported injuries but was not taken to a hospital. Passenger Shawn Hughbanks, 37, of the same address was not injured.

Laubscher’s SUV, owned by Steven D. Bartel of Laubscher’s rural Hillsboro address, sustained less extensive damage and was removed by its owner.

Deputy Derek Fetrow’s report blamed the accident on Laubscher’s inattentive driving and failure to yield, but no tickets were issued.

US-77 north of 150th Rd.

Edwin E. Peters, 66, rural Marion, hit a deer at 7:05 a.m. Oct. 26 while driving a 2000 Ford Excursion owned by the Marion school district.

US-77 north of 30th Rd.

Dakota L. DIllashaw, 27, Florence, hit a deer at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 with his 2009 Ford Fusion.


200 block of Elm St.

A tow truck was needed at 2 p.m. Friday after Arwen I. Fay, 16, Marion, was distracted by a mobile phone and hit a driveway curb while driving a 2021 Hyundai Sonata owned by Heather A. Fay, also of Marion.

Another 16-year-old girl was a passenger, but contrary to normal practice, her name was censored from the public report of the accident.

Although police chief Clinton Jeffrey’s report attributed the accident to distraction from a cell phone and other activity in the car, no tickets were issued.

Last modified Nov. 4, 2021