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


190th Rd. west of Quail Creek Rd.

Belladonna C. Toy, 19, Marion, lost control of a 2017 GMC Acadia on snow-packed roads at 2:24 p.m. Jan. 12.

The sport-utility vehicle, owned by Tylor D. Patterson of Burns, careened off the road to the left and crashed into a pasture fence owned by Albert L. Pryor of rural Marion.

With disabling damage to its front, hood, and undercarriage, the Acadia was towed.

Deputy Bruce Burke’s report blamed the accident on the weather and inattentive driving. No tickets were issued.

K-15 south of 270th Rd.

Attempting to avoid an animal, Derek D. Norrick, 45, Abilene, drove a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado into K-15’s right ditch at 6:37 p.m. Jan. 17.

He traveled nearly 500 feet in the ditch before the pickup struck a fence owned by Kevin Winter of rural Hillsboro.

The pickup, owned by Dickinson County, sustained front-end damage characterized as minor.

K-15 south of 250th Rd.

A 2023 Ford F-150 pulling a boat jackknifed on an icy roadway at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and slid into the right ditch.

Both the trailer and the truck, owned by Land O Lakes of Lincoln, Nebraska, and driven by Brett A. Vogt, 31, of Belleville, were damaged but remained drivable.

Deputy Byron McDonald’s report blamed the accident on falling or blowing snow, icy or slushy roads, and driving too fast for conditions.

No tickets were issued.

At the same time and location, George R. Abel, 72, of St. George lost control of his 2003 Jeep Liberty, rolling it onto its roof in the left ditch.

The entire vehicle was damaged and towed.

Deputy Joshua Meliza’s report blamed the accident on the same factors as with the other accident.


Date St. south of B St.

Ryan D. Franz, 27, improperly backed his 2011 Chevrolet Traverse out of his driveway and into a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 illegally parked across the street at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 16, according to Assistant Chief Randy Brazil’s report.

Damage characterized as minor was done to the left rear of the Traverse and to the passenger side of the Ram, owned by Paul E. Morrison of Marion.

No tickets were issued.

D and Adams Sts.

Kathina L. Furrer, 18, rural Hillsboro, pulled out after stopping her 2002 Ford Escape at a stop sign at 3:35 p.m. Friday and turned into a 2017 Jeep Cherokee owned and driven by Lori B. Carson, 35, Hillsboro, that she hadn’t seen approaching from the left.

Damage to the left front of the Ford, owned by Nancy L. Gifford of Furrer’s address, and to the left rear of Carson’s Jeep was characterized as minor.

Officer Duane McCarty’s report blamed the accident on Furrer’s failure to yield, but no tickets were issued.

Last modified Jan. 25, 2024