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Frequent accident location in Beloit experiences another event

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According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 24 and 8th Street in Beloit on Monday afternoon during the three o’clock hour.

A 1998 Ford Taurus driven by 27 year old Candice Stanley was traveling southbound on Hwy. 24 and struck a 2010 Chevy Silverado pickup driven by 16 year old Kamdyn Ryser of Beloit. The Chevy was northbound and attempted to turn west onto 8th Street when it was struck by the car.

Ryser, Stanley and her two child passengers, ages six and seven, were transported to Mitchell County Hospital. No life threatening injuries were reported. A second adult in Stanley’s car, 33 year old Brock Shadduck, was transported to the hospital as well with what has been reported, outside of the official Highway Patrol report, as a broken leg.

The vehicles were removed from the scene by American Ag and Auto of Glen Elder.

The intersection has been the scene of multiple accidents over the years. The City of Beloit has appealed to the Kansas Department of Transportation to place some sort of signal at the site in hopes to reduce the occurrence of such accidents. KDOT has declined to act on any such request as of 2016. The city has not appealed that decision to date.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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