1 dead, 3 hospitalized after Phillips Co. semi crash

Hays Post – December 26, 2017

One person died in an accident just after 10:30 Friday in Phillips County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Hyundai Elantra driven by Jolene Wennekamp Nikl, 61, Ankeny, IA., was eastbound on U.S. 183 seven miles south of Alma, Nebraska.

The driver pulled onto the right shoulder to do a U-turn. A semi struck the Hyundai on the driver side.
Nikl was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Olliff-Boeve Funeral Chapel in Phillipsburg.

One passenger in the Hyundai Larry Douglas Nikl, 69, Ankeny, IA., was transported to CHI Health Good Samaritan. Another passenger in the Hyundai Kristina Kikl, 26, Ankeny, IA., and a passenger in the semi Aymara Rodriguez, 35, Houston, TX., were transported to the Harlan County Hospital.

The semi driver was not injured. All five were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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