Two vehicles collided at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday in Barton County. Injuries were minor but one driver, Cindy Aracely Esquivel-Dominguez, was arrested for driving without a license, a traffic infraction and no insurance.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office also responded to a one-vehicle accident at 6:31 a.m. Wednesday. Again, injuries were described as minor.
On Tuesday, Daniel V. Vigil, 28, of Great Bend, was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 south on North Washington Ave. when he collided with a 2006 Pontiac G6 driven by Esquivel-Dominguez, 25, also of Great Bend, who allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign at NE 30 Road. She had minor injuries including lacerations on the forehead but declined to be transported by ambulance.
Both drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts; both vehicles were towed.
Esquivel-Dominguez was booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Kansas Highway Patrol and Great Bend Fire Department Emergency Medical Service.
On Wednesday, an overturned 1998 Chevrolet 1500 was discovered in the 1400 block of NE 20 Road. The eastbound truck, driven by 23-year-old Cody W. Bryant of Ellinwood, had gone off the road around midnight, overturning two and a half times. He was not there when the accident was discovered.
Ellinwood Emergency Services and the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, and Bryant arrived a few minutes later to look for his dog and explained what had happened. He went to Ellinwood District Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated for minor injuries and released.
An earlier version of this story had only the first accident, and the person who was arrested was incorrectly identified.