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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications

Deputies Rob Browning, far left, and Duncan Einspahr get information and review damage to the Yukon  that was hit on its rear passenger side in Friday afternoon’s accident.

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Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications
At Emergency personnel removed one of the occupants from the Ford Focus, which ended up in a field south of Highway 6/61 after clipping the rear end of a stopped vehicle making a left-hand turn.

Accident sends two to hospital as precaution

    A former Arizona resident was able to keep her Ford Focus from rolling after clipping the rear end of a vehicle stopped to make a left-hand turn at 4:25 p.m. last Friday.
    A report from Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Browning indicated Shauna Jenkins, 33, now of Haigler, was driving the Ford east on U.S. Highway 6/61 at the curve between Imperial and Enders when she clipped the stopped vehicle.
    Browning said after the impact, Jenkins was able to ride the vehicle through the ditch and into a field south of the highway without rolling it.
    A passerby helped pull the driver’s door open, which was jammed due to the impact.
    Jenkins had a teenage daughter inside with her. Both were taken to Chase County Community Hospital as a precaution.
    They were treated and released, Browning said.
    Crystal Lakey, 42, of Imperial was driving the 2015 GMC Yukon and was stopped at the Old Highway 6 turnoff, about five miles east of Imperial, when the Ford hit the passenger side back bumper in an apparent effort to avoid it.
    Lakey had two young passengers with her. No one was injured in her vehicle, the deputy reported.
    Browning said all occupants in both vehicles were wearing seat belts.
    Jenkins’ vehicle was totalled, and was towed. Lakey drove the Yukon from the scene.
    No citations were issued, Browning said.
    In the initial report, the caller was uncertain how many injured there may be in both vehicles. Because of that, three ambulances responded, Browning said.
    Also assisting at the scene were Deputy Duncan Einspahr, the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Manager Duane Dreiling.


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