• Last modified 23 days ago (June 26, 2024)


Turn in front of semi causes Peabody crash

Staff writer

A Wichita man was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Newton Medical Center Friday after he drove into the path of a semi north of Peabody.

According to an accident report, Richard W. Shoffner, 70, Wichita, was driving east on US-50 when he pulled his 2017 Ford Escape to the right side of the highway, then turned left in front of an eastbound 2015 Freightliner driven by Ernesto Aguirre, 52, El Paso, Texas.

The right front of the semi hit the driver’s side of the Ford. The Ford careened into a ditch on the left side of the highway and overturned. It came to rest on the far side of the ditch.

Shoffner had been attempting to turn into a driveway at 1582 US-50, west of Old Mill Rd. Ricky and Linda Depler own that property.

Aguirre was not injured.

Last modified June 26, 2024