Sheriff Heaton reports an icy Monday morning accident

Hugoton Hermes – April 17, 2014
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Monday, April 14, 2014, Katrina Phillips, age 30 of Hugoton, was travelling eastbound on Highway 56 in a 2006 Kia Sorento. She lost control of her vehicle, due to the ice and snow on the road, and slid across the centerline of the Highway. This caused her to strike a 2010 Ford Fusion that was travelling westbound.

The 2010 Fusion was being driven by Edilma Cruz, age 24 of Rolla. Passengers in the Fusion included the driver’s mother and a baby. Two of the passengers in the Cruz vehicle were airlifted to other hospitals.

There were several injuries and both vehicles sustained major damage. Undersheriff Steers investigated the accident.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster