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


190th and Nighthawk Rds.

Donna Hanschu, 76, Marion, was taken by ambulance to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, after an accident at 11:16 a.m. April 26 in which her 2018 Ford Ecosport, westbound on 190th, smashed into the side of a northbound 2017 Ford F-350 that had been crossing 190th after stopping on Nighthawk.

Deputy Steven Janzen’s report blamed the accident on failure to yield by pickup owner and driver Richard Engquist, 68, rural McPherson, who did not report injury. No tickets were issued.

Damage to the passenger side of Engquist’s pickup was termed minor. Hanschu’s sport utility vehicle sustained disabling damage to its front third and was towed.

330th Rd. east of Bison Rd.

Christopher A. Rush, 28, Lindsborg, hit a deer at 5:40 a.m. Friday with his 2014 Ford Escape, which sustained disabling damage to its right front and was towed.


US-56 west of Adams St.

A 21-year-old Minnesota man crashed a U-Haul truck through Gary Penner’s mailbox and into the left ditch of US-56 at 8:07 a.m. Saturday after a tire blew on the truck’s trailer.

According to officer Peyton Heidebrecht’s report, U-Haul supplied driver Alex J. Fridstrom a different truck and had the damaged truck towed.

Last modified May 4, 2023