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


Indigo Rd. north of 180th Rd.

Carol K. Abrahams, 68, rural Hillsboro, was ticketed after she turned her 2015 Toyota RAV4 left into her driveway at 2:30 p.m. June 21 in front of an approaching 2014 Ford Fusion, which swerved but still collided with the sport utility vehicle.

Both Abrahams’ SUV and the Ford, owned and driven by Bryant S. Miller, 30, of a different rural Hillsboro address, sustained what Hillsboro police officer Randal Brazil described as extensive damages and were towed.

Brazil’s report on behalf of the sheriff’s office said Abrahams might have been injured, but she was not taken by ambulance to a hospital.

US-56/77 north of 330th Rd.

Wyatt S. Craney, 41, rural Lincolnville, was cited for driving under the influence and having a firearm while intoxicated after he drove his 2001 Ford Ranger off the road and it overturned at 1:04 a.m. June 26.

Craney suffered what were described as disabling injuries and was taken by Tampa ambulance to St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Lost Springs firefighters, Marion rescue squad members, and Lincolnville first responders were sent to the accident.

Craney’s pickup was listed as destroyed. Results of a blood-alcohol test were pending.

Deputy Matthew Regier’s offense report state that a five-shot .22 caliber revolver with three spent shells and 22 live rounds were discovered inside the truck along with an empty 200 milliliter bottle of vodka and a 1.75-liter bottle of spiced rum.

US-56 east of Mustang Rd.

Swerving to avoid a vehicle approaching in the wrong lane, Joshua C. Weldon, 37, Newton, lost control of his 2009 Toyota Tundra at 3:15 p.m. June 26.

The pickup ran off the roadway to the right, came back onto the road, and overturned along with a 34-foot camper trailer it was pulling.

Passenger Leah M. Weldon, 13, of the same address may have been injured, according to deputy Aaron Christner’s report, but declined to be taken to a hospital by Hillsboro ambulance.

Caleb J. Weldon, 7, of the same address also was a passenger.

Three deputies directed traffic for nearly two hours while the pickup and trailer were righted and towed.

Mustang Rd. south of 160th Rd.

Passenger Isaiah Thouvenell, 13, Marion, suffered facial injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 7:45 p.m. June 25 involving a reportedly unlicensed teen driver and reported via a vehicle monitoring service.

The injured passenger was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Hillsboro rescue squad members and Marion firefighters also responded.

According to deputy Kaylan Miles’ report, neither Thouvenell nor 14-year-old driver Landon Bryant, who lives nearby, were wearing seat belts when the 1991 Toyota pickup in which they were riding veered off the road to the left.

Landon told Miles he thought he lost control on a patch of loose gravel. Miles’ report blamed the accident on inattentive driving and oversteering.

Miles’ report said Landon did not have a driver’s license, and Miles listed violation of license restrictions among contributing factors to the accident. However, no tickets were reported to have been issued.

The pickup, owned by Matthew J. Bryant of the same rural address, sustained front-end and undercarriage damage described as minor.

190th Rd. east of Pawnee Rd.

Karen L. Larsen, 53, rural Peabody, bumped her head and suffered what were termed disabling injuries but declined to be taken to a hospital after she hit a cow or bull with her 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer at 10:30 p.m. June 27.

Marion firefighters and Marion ambulance both responded to the accident, which at least partially blocked traffic for half an hour. Firefighters remained on the scene until after midnight.

Larsen’s sport utility vehicle sustained extensive front-end damage and was towed. The cow or bull — deputy Joshua Meliza’s report did not specific which — was identified as belonging to William T. Ledford of Marion.

US-50 west of Yarrow Rd.

Julie A. Perigo, 58, Newton, hit a deer at 10:03 p.m. June 28 with her 2000 Chevrolet Astro.

Neither she nor passenger Katherine Perigo, 19, of the same address reported injury.

Her sport utility vehicle sustained damage described as disabling to its front end and undercarriage, but no tow truck was called.

130th Rd. east of Alamo Rd.

Rural mail carrier Bryan J. Goerzen, 61, hit a parked vehicle with a postal delivery truck at 1:16 p.m. June 29 while attempting a three-point turn.

The postal truck was not damaged, according to deputy Landis Goodman’s report.

The legally parked vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet C1500 owned by resident Brian M. Heath, sustained what was described as minor damage to its left rear.

Inattentive driving was blamed, but no tickets were issued.


Casey’s General Store parking lot

A county semi-trailer truck and a passenger car driven by a teen collided at 10:18 a.m. June 27.

The accident caused what was described as heavy rear-end damage to the car but just a scuff on the bumper of the semi.

An unsigned, unofficial accident report released by Marion police offers radically different accounts of how the accident occurred. Unlike official reports, it included no officer’s name nor an officer’s assessment of what caused the accident.

According to a statement attributed to semi driver David W. Silhan of Marion, the car “whipped” into the parking lot in front of him.

According to a statement attributed to car driver Mckinnon Waner, 17, of Marion, she already had parked her car when it was struck and at the time was getting out of the vehicle, which was not running, with a child, identified as Eilis M. Witty of Marion.

The car, a 2011 Nissan Altima, is listed as being owned by Ty A. Waner of Marion.

Driver and passenger ages and license information was censored from the report released by police. Mckinnon will be a senior this fall at Marion High School.

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