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Accident late Saturday sends man to local hospital PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican

The investigation is continuing into a late night Saturday accident that sent a Haigler man to the hospital.
Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Dukes responded to the accident shortly after 11:10 p.m. close to the intersection of Rd. 729 and Ave. 315, about 24 miles southwest of Imperial.
Jose Lopez, 39, of Haigler was close to his residence, traveling east on Rd. 729 in a 2003 Dodge Durango. Dukes said he found the vehicle in the ditch on the road’s south side with minor damage to the rear end and a broken back window.        Lopez, who was alone in the vehicle, was able to get out on his own, but complained of some minor injuries, Dukes said. He was then transported by Imperial EMS to Chase County Community Hospital.
Dukes said Lopez was scheduled to come into the sheriff’s office for help in gathering further information.