Car crashes into Casey’s

By Brian Sanders
Holton Recorder – September 29, 2016

Photo by Belinda Burnett-Cashman

Photo by Belinda Burnett-Cashman

A Tuesday evening incident that saw a passenger car drive through the front of the new Casey’s General Store in Holton was “purely accidental,” according to Holton Police Chief Gale Gakle.

No one inside the convenience store was injured in the accident, which occurred at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the store, which is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 (Arizona Avenue) and Kansas Highway 16 (Fourth Street), Gakle said.

The accident involved a 2007 Chrysler 300 that was driven by Nancy Mahan, 69, of Topeka.

“She and a passenger had pulled in off of U.S. 75 to get some drinks and use the restroom,” Gakle said. “Her foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas, and the car ran into the front of the building… The car basically went three-fourths of the way into the building.”

Both Mahan and her passenger, Charles Johnson, 61, also of Topeka, were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and were not injured, Gakle said. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

The amount of damage sustained by Mahan’s car, as well as damage to the front of the convenience store and contents inside the building, was not available at press time.

The store is one of two Casey’s General Store locations currently operating in Holton. The new store was opened in February of 2015, it was reported.


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