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Kansas Highway Patrol Reports 10 Fatalities in 8 accidents in the Last Two Weeks

Kansas Highway Patrol Reports 10 Fatalities in 8 accidents in the Last Two Weeks

Posted By Russ Purvis || 13-Sep-2013

The Kansas Highway Patrol has reported that eight motor vehicle accidents resulting in ten fatalities occurred on Kansas Highways during past two weeks ending September 13, 2013.

On August 30, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on U56, approximately 5 1/2 miles east of Herrington, in Morris County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Ethan Carroll lost control of the motorcycle that he was operating on eastbound U56, laying the motorcycle and crossing the centerline, where the motorcycle collided with a westbound automobile operated by Amanda Wilson.

Mr. Carroll died from injuries suffered in the accident. Ms. Wilson was transported to Morris County Hospital.

On August 31, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on U59, approximately one mile north of Moran, in Allen County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a dump truck operated by Zachary Rose struck the rear of a vehicle operated by Daniel Heimerman. The Heimerman vehicle was stopped in the northbound lane of U59 preparing to turn west on to North Dakota Road. The force of the collision caused the Heimerman vehicle to enter the southbound lane of U59. The Heimerman vehicle then collided with a vehicle operated by Della Dallavalle.

Daniel Heimerman died from injuries suffered in the accident and Ms. Dallavalle was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. According to the Highway Patrol, Mr. Rose was not injured.

On August 31, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on Parallel Road, approximately 2/3 miles west of Vining, in Washington County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Ashley Coghill lost control of the vehicle she was operating. The vehicle left roadway and overturned.

Ashley Coghill died as result of injuries suffered in the accident.

On September 1, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on U283, approximately 5 miles south of Jetmore, in Hodgeman County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Carlos Perez-Gonzalez lost control of the vehicle he was operating. The vehicle left roadway and overturned several times.

Manual Perez Gonzalez, a passenger in the vehicle, died as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident. Carlos Perez-Gonzalez and two other passengers in the vehicle, Jaime Cancino and Cristobal Juandiego, were transported to Hodgeman County Health Center with possible injuries.

On September 5, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on McDowell Creek Road, approximately 2.5 south of Manhattan, in Riley County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Jose Laureanomercado lost control of the motorcycle that he was operating, left the roadway and struck a delineator post.

Mr. Laureanomercado died as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident.

On September 6, 2013, a double fatality accident occurred on U54, approximately seven miles east of Pratt, in Pratt County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a vehicle operated by Jose Morales-Zavala failed to yield for a construction sign and broadsided a construction vehicle operated by Basilio Hernandez.

Jose Salazar and Jesus Salicido, both passengers in the Morales-Zavala vehicle, died as a result of the injuries each sustained in the accident. Mr. Morales- Zavala and another passenger, Jose Hernandez-Guzman were transported from the scene with possible injuries. Basilio Hernandez was also reported to have been injured.

On September 8, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on I-70, at milepost 321 in Riley County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a truck operated by Daniel Nitchman struck a pedestrian, Samantha Coleman. Ms. Coleman's vehicle was stopped on the north shoulder of westbound I-70 due to a flat tire. Ms. Coleman was standing in the north ditch next to the car. Mr. Nitchman reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and struck Ms. Coleman.

Ms. Coleman died as a result of the injuries received in the accident. Mr. Nitchman was not injured.

On September 9, 2013, a fatality accident occurred on US50, approximately ten miles west of Cimarron, in Gray County, KS. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a vehicle operated by Cesar Batista-Cruz made an improper pass while traveling on westbound U.S. 50. Mr. Batista-Cruz's vehicle struck a vehicle operated by Jose Mota which was traveling eastbound on U.S. 50.

Mr. Cruz and his passenger, Jeremiah Lee, died from injuries each suffered in the accident. Mr. Mota was injured and was transported to St. Catherine's Hospital in Garden City, KS.

The Montee Law Firm has been assisting individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents for decades. If you have been injured in a car accident, and would like a free consultation to explain your rights, feel free to call 800-788-1996, or e-mailrpurvis@monteelawfirm.com .

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