Injury Accidents Reported Across The Area


Several injury accidents were reported recently. On February 24th in Washington County, Max Morris of Linn lost control on the ice on Kansas Highway 148, just north of 25th Road, left the roadway, and struck a brick fence. He was transported to Hanover Hospital.

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On February 25th, on U.S. Highway 36 just east of Upland Road, Spencer Pingel of Steele City reportedly crossed the center line ahead of oncoming traffic, continuing into the ditch where he struck a tree. He was transported to the Washington County hospital.

In Nemaha County on February 26th, Peggy Woolsoncroft, age 66, of Centralia struck a bridge bannister on 56th Road, east of F Road. Her vehicle overturned, and she was transported to the Onaga Hospital.

On February 27th, Katie Vance, age 18, of Soldier lost control on ice on Kansas Highway 9, east of W Road. Her vehicle slid off onto its side, and Vance was transported to the Holton hospital.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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 2021 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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