Injury Accidents With Slick Roads


Kansas Highway Patrol

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked a couple of injury accidents in Riley County Thursday afternoon and evening, both on I-70.

One accident occurred a little after four on westbound I-70, 12 miles from Manhattan. A 2003 Ford driven by Vicki Patton-Deunk,56, of Effingham, Illinois was westbound when Patton-Deunk lost control while trying to slow down on an icy bridge. The Ford entered the north ditch and struck a vehicle that was already disabled. Patton-Deunk was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center for treatment.

And at 5:45 on I-70 Eastbound half a mile east of Tallgrass Road, a 1995 Nissan driven by Manuel Castellanos, 37, of Junction City entered the median. The vehicle then rolled an unknown number of times, coming to rest on its wheels on the inside shoulder of the eastbound lanes. Castellanos was taken to Mercy Regional.


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