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


K-150 west of Clover Rd.

Over-steering was blamed in a rollover accident at 12:10 p.m. March 19.

Christopher G. Gomes, 27, McPherson, drove his 2005 Honda Civic off the right side of the road. It hit a culvert and marker post and overturned.

Marion ambulance was called, but Gomes declined to be taken to a hospital. His car was towed.

Kanza Rd. south of 160th Rd.

James D. Loewen, 75, rural Hillsboro, hit a deer at 8:30 p.m. March 19 with his 2008 Chevrolet Suburban.

Joyce L. Loewen, 73, of the same address was a passenger.

Indigo Rd. south of 180th Rd.

Leslie L. McQuillan, 41, Newton, hit a deer at 5:20 a.m. March 21 with her 2006 Honda Accord.

120th Rd. east of Holly Rd.

Natalie L. Jewell, 41, Hillsboro, hit a bobcat, the smallest of the lynx species, at 8 a.m. March 23 while driving her 2017 Hyundai Elantra.


Grand Ave. west of Ash St.

Complaining of lower back pain, Bridgette L. Meliza, 32, Hillsboro, went by private vehicle to Hillsboro Community Hospital after her 2017 GMC Acadia was rear-ended at 7:50 a.m. Thursday while slowing for traffic at a stop sign.

Hillsboro ambulance responded to the accident, but Meliza declined to be taken by ambulance.

Jude R. Bennett, 17, Hillsboro, told police he didn’t see Meliza’s sport-utility vehicle because of glare from the rising sun through fogged a windshield.

The right front of his 1999 Ford Ranger, owned by Russell Bennett of the same address, struck the left rear of Meliza’s SUV. He was ticketed for allegedly following too closely.

Children Calen Meliza, 6, and Casen Meliza, 8, were passengers in the SUV. Both were in child-safety booster seats and were uninjured.

The SUV sustained disabling damage to its rear and undercarriage and was towed.

300 block of N. Lincoln St.

A 1986 Mazda B2000 owned by Crystal Conner rolled out of control and into a Paulette Boeh’s gas meter after Conner pushed it out of a shed.

A police report listed the time of the accident as 1:30 p.m. Saturday, but a Hillsboro firefighter who shut off gas to the leaking meter was called at 12:34 a.m.

Last modified March 31, 2022