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


US-56 north of 210th Rd.

William F. Howard, 46, Hutchinson, hit a deer at 9:16 a.m. Nov. 17 with his 2018 Honda Civic, which sustained front and hood damage characterized as disabling but was not towed. Robert L. Rief, 57, Herington, was a passenger.

Indigo Rd. north of 140th Rd.

Alexa M. Garza, 20, Devine, Texas, hit a deer at 6:47 p.m. Nov. 18 with her 2018 Nissan Sentra, which sustained disabling damage to its front, left, hood, and undercarriage and was towed.

US-77 north of 320th Rd.

Sharon M. Fishback, 23, Junction City, lost control of a 2015 Subaru Impreza at 9:10 a.m. Nov. 20 and drove it through a ditch and into a field, hitting a culvert, while trying to avoid what she feared would be a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle attempting to pass a semi-trailer truck.

The Impreza, owned by Andrew R. Vancleave of the same Junction City address, sustained disabling damage its front, both sides, and undercarriage and was towed.

There was no indication whether the vehicle attempting to pass was located.

Sunflower Rd. south of 110th Rd.

Charles D. Busenitz, 76, rural Peabody, drove his 2019 Dodge Ram 150 into the rear of a 1993 BMW 315 that had stopped for a construction flagman at 10:19 a.m. Nov. 21.

Both the pickup and the BMW, driven by Tessa D. Gray, 40, Peabody, and owned by Curtis L. Findley, rural Peabody, sustained damage characterized as minor.

Deputy Aaron Christner’s report blamed the accident on inattentive driving by Busenitz, but no tickets were issued.

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