NEWS Accident Report | Hillsborough Star

Accident Report | Hillsborough Star


Law enforcement agencies released these accident reports last week:


North of Sunflower Road 180.

Noel L. Vela, 31, of Wichita, was driving her 2015 Ford Explorer into a deer at 7:05 p.m. on Dec. 2. Despite damage to the front, hood and sides of the SUV, it was still drivable.

240 north of K-15.

Braxton A. Burgett, 34, Enterprise, was driving his 2021 Buick Encore when he hit a deer at 2:17 a.m. on Dec. 4, causing damage to the driver’s side, front and hood, but still drivable .

The passengers on board, all of the same address in Enterprise, were Meghan S. Burgett, 29; Tate A. Burgett, 9; Oaklin M. Pena , 6; and Khloe M. Pena, 4.

South of 100th Indigo Road.

At 5:49 p.m. on Dec. 5, Amanda C. Cook, 41, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox when it hit a deer and had to be removed due to damage to the front and hood. Tow away.

Route 150 west of Indigo Road.

Adam A. Miller, 37, of Hesston, was driving his 2021 GMC Sierra at 7:55 p.m. on Dec. The part was slightly damaged.

North of Nighthawk Road 110.

Bonnie K. Shaw, 59, was driving her 2011 Toyota Camry when she hit a deer at 5:07 a.m. on Dec. Towed away with damaged cover and sides.

Route 120 west of Holly Road.

Kaylee L. Lopez, 20, was stuck in the wreckage of her 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix at 2:35 p.m. on Dec. 7 when the car left the driveway and returned to , crossed the center line, flew into the air, and flipped upside down in the passenger side ditch.

Lopez, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was rescued by Gossel and members of the Hillsborough Rescue Squad and taken by Hillsborough Ambulance to Hillsborough Community Hospital for treatment of apparent head injuries.

A report from Kellan Myers’ deputy said Lopez was unable to be interviewed due to injury. His report blamed inattention and overkill for the accident.

Lopez’s car, listed as damaged, was towed away. A fence and trees owned by Matthew Penner of Hillsboro are listed as damaged in the accident.


US-56 and Orchard Dr.

Denise R. Taylor, 48, of Canton, was rear-ended in her 2000 Ford Ranger at 4:20 p.m. Thursday while she was waiting to turn left onto Orchard Dr on US-56.

Nora M. Hein, 15, of rural Hillsboro, was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla, according to a report from Sergeant Chris Mercer Hine crashed into Taylor’s pickup after failing to stop or use the bypass lane.

Hein may have been injured, but was not taken to hospital, the report said.

Mercer blamed the accident on inattentive driving by the 15-year-old girl, who was listed as complying with the terms of her farm driver’s licence. Not billed.

According to Mercer’s report, Taylor’s Ford and Hein’s Corolla, both owned by Kerry W. Hein at the same rural address in Hillsborough, were towed after suffering enough damage to cause their total loss.

After the collision, the Corolla ran off the road to the right.


3rd Street north of Maple Street

Travis J. Schaefers, 47, of Marion, was driving his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado off the right side of the road and into a Vyve Broadband utility pole at 11:55 a.m. on Dec. 2.

Detective Sergeant Zach Hudlin’s report attributed the accident to fatigue or dozing off, but also pointed to an initial breath test for alcohol-induced impairment.

The report noted a positive test result but did not list the results of the final test, the accident was not coded as involving a DUI, and no charges were filed.

Trevor N. Schaefers of Marion, 16, was a passenger in the truck, which suffered disabling damage to the passenger side and was towed away.

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