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


US-77 south of 140th Rd.

Amanda F. Montemayor, 25, Victoria, Texas, was injured when she hit a deer at 7:18 p.m. Feb. 8 with her 2018 Ford Explorer, according to an accident report released Friday, more than two weeks later.

Deputy Austin Spencer’s report suggests there was evidence illegal drugs had been ingested but the driver was not impaired. The report does not list that any charges were filed or that she was taken to a hospital.

Her Explorer sustained disabling damage to its front third and undercarriage and was towed.

Passengers in the Explorer were identified as Memphis, 1; Lincoln, 3; and Presley Montemayor, 5, all of the same address.

According to monitored police transmissions reported two weeks ago, the driver injured her wrist when airbags deployed and was checked by Marion ambulance attendants.

She was not taken to a hospital, but the ambulance accompanied a deputy to the sheriff’s office, apparently to help deal with the children involved.

Nighthawk Rd. north of 160th Rd.

Japheth S. Dunnahoo, 34, Peabody, was injured at 3 a.m. Feb. 17 when he lost control of his 2002 Chevrolet Avalon while reaching for a cell phone.

As was reported last week, he was taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital by Marion ambulance. According to monitored transmissions, he recently had received a pacemaker and was bleeding from his hands and head.

Deputy Austin Spencer’s report states that Dunnahoo’s Chevy was a total loss, with extensive damage on all sides, to its undercarriage, and to its windshield and other windows.

The Chevy reportedly crossed the centerline twice before running off the road to the right and hitting an unidentified fixed object.

Spencer’s report blames the accident on distraction and inattentive driving. No tickets were listed as being issued.

Pawnee Rd. south of 160th Rd.

Janice L. Davis, 62, rural Marion, hit a deer at 7:14 p.m. Feb. 20 with her 2023 GMC Denali, which sustained damage characterized as minor to its left front.

US-56/77 north of 230th Rd.

Tara Bina, 30, Halstead, hit a deer at 6:35 p.m. Thursday with her 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, which remained drivable with damage to its right front and undercarriage.

Infant Margaret Bina of the same address was a passenger in the pickup.


Cedar St. west of D St.

Eileen K. Rader, 71, Hillsboro, backed her 2018 Chevrolet Cruze out of a driveway at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 19 and into a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado legally parked across the street. She told police her foot may have slipped off her brake or onto her accelerator.

Both her car and the truck, owned by Josh Plenert, Hillsboro, remained drivable with damage to the car’s right rear and the truck’s left side.

Officer David Funk’s report blames the accident on inattentive driving, but no tickets were listed as being issued.

D St. and Floral Dr.

Blinded by glare from the sun, David R. Walters, 42, McPherson, started up from a stop sign at 2:15 p.m. Sunday and turned his southbound 2017 Ford Fiesta east onto D St. and into the path of an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet Colorado turning north onto Floral.

The right front corner of Walters’s Ford clipped the front and left corner of the pickup, owned and driven by Edwin J. Snowberger, 68, rural Hillsboro.

Both vehicles remained drivable.

Officer David Funk’s report blamed the accident not only on glare but also on inattentive driving and failure to yield by Walters. However, no tickets were listed as being issued.

Last modified Feb. 28, 2024