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


US-56 west of Falcon Rd.

Sarah M. Muehler, 41, McPherson, hit a deer at 8 a.m. Aug. 21 with a 2014 Hyundai Elantra owned by Chad D. Muehler of the same address.

The car sustained damage described as disabling to its front, hood, windshield, and undercarriage, but a tow truck was not called.

US-50 west of Nighthawk Rd.

As reported last week, Italo J. Piovan Antequera, 41, Katy, Texas, died after his 2022 Ford F-350 hit a bull that had ventured onto the highway at 11:51 p.m. Aug. 21.

After hitting the one-ton bull, owned by Jeremy T. Gossen, rural Peabody, Piovan Antequera’s eastbound heavy truck ran off the road to the left, through a fence, and into a tree owned by Kelly J. Cook, rural Peabody.

Peabody firefighters and rescue squad members noted that he had no pulse but were unable to administer chest compressions until after they extricated him. He was pronounced dead by medics from Hillsboro ambulance. The truck was destroyed, and the badly injured bull was put out of its misery by deputies.

Although medics returned to take a routine blood sample to determine blood-alcohol level, deputy Matthew Regier’s report cites no evidence of impairment.

250th Rd. west of US-77

Daniel C. Young, 46, rural Lincolnville, hit a deer at 8:05 a.m. Aug. 22 with a 2017 Nissan Rogue owned by Daniel Vickery of the same address.

The sport-utility vehicle sustained damage to its right front but remained functional.

Indigo Rd. south of 100th Rd.

Travis D. King, 24, Hillsboro, hit a deer at 6:08 a.m. Aug. 23 with his 2003 Chrysler Concorde, which sustained disabling damage to its front and hood.

Remington Rd. north of 230th Rd.

Karen L. Konarik, 64, rural Marion, hit a wild turkey at 9:34 a.m. Aug. 23 with her 2021 Buick Envision, which received minor damage to its front and hood.

US-50/77 roundabout

Unaware that he was approaching a roundabout, a Wichita driver was injured at 10:40 a.m. Thursday when he drove his eastbound car into the side of a southbound semitrailer truck at 10:40 a.m. Thursday.

Owen D. Pierce, 67, declined to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance. His 1996 Buick Park Avenue sustained disabling damage to its front, hood, windshield, and undercarriage and was towed.

The semi, owned by Van Diest Supply Co. of Webster City, Iowa, and driven by Douglas D. Klusman, 59, of Kenesaw, Nebraska, had minor damage.

Deputy Kaylan Miles blamed the accident on Pierce’s failure to yield and inattentiveness but issued no citations.

US-77 north of 20th Rd.

Madison D. Noyes, 26, Manhattan, hit a deer at 8:55 p.m. Thursday with her 2015 Nissan Rogue, which sustained disabling damage to its front, left, and hood and was towed.

Neither she nor her infant passenger John J. Purpura of the same address were listed as injured.

US-50/77 roundabout

Attempting to navigate roundabout curves too fast, Ronald V. Vasquez, 77, Kansas City, Missouri, drove his 2003 Dodge Stratus into the roundabout’s concrete center at 7:18 a.m. Friday.

His car sustained disabling damage to its undercarriage and was towed.

Deputy Derek Fetrow blamed the accident on inattentive driving but did not issue a citation.

Last modified Sept. 1, 2022