The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to three minor injury accidents on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The first occurred at 4:17 p.m. Monday on SE 60 Ave. at SE 20 Road. Gustavo C. Delgadillo, 60, of Pawnee Rock, was westbound in a Buick Century, and Tyler L. Reeves, 17, of Great Bend, was northbound in a Ford Taurus. Reeves was reportedly driving too fast for road conditions and was unable to stop at the stop sign at SE 20 Road. The Taurus entered the intersection and was struck by the Buick. Delgadillo was treated by Ellinwood Emergency Medical Service and released at the scene.
At 8:31 p.m. Monday, a Ford Explorer driven by Joshua D. Murphy, 20, Great Bend, was eastbound in the 800 block of SE 50 Road when the vehicle hit some ruts in the ice in the road and went into the south ditch. The Explorer turned clockwise and slid sideways until it struck the ditch, then rolled one time. Murphy was examined by Ellinwood EMS and released at the scene.
Ellinwood EMS also responded when a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Darren Siemens, 21, Holyrood, struck the rear of a Ford van driven by Richard Long, 43, Salina, at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday on K-156 at mile marker 133. There were three other passengers in the Silverado and two other passengers in the van. No one in the Silverado was injured, but the driver and passengers in the van sustained possible injury. They were checked by Ellinwood EMS but refused treatment.
All of the individuals involved in these accidents were wearing seat belts.
There were also a few non-injury accidents. At 7:28 a.m. Monday, a vehicle slid off West U.S. 56 at SW 60 Ave., near Dundee. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.
At 7:54 a.m. Monday, a Ford Focus driven by Mark Fitch struck a stop sign on South U.S. 281 and SE 20 Road.
There were a few vehicles that slid off the road but were not damaged.