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Nemaha County Injury Accident Closes U.S. 36 Sunday Evening

By Bruce Dierking – KNDY News

An injury accident was reported in Nemaha County Sunday evening. The accident involved an Anderson, Missouri man, Byron Brengman, who had slowed to turn off U.S. Highway 36, and was rear-ended by Jeffrey Reece of Topeka, causing the Brengman vehicle to track into the ditch, where it was then struck by a semi driven by Robert Ames of Omaha.

Brengman was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka with suspected serious injury, Robert Ames suffered minor injury and was transported to Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, and Jeffrey Reece had minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital. The accident, shortly before 8 p.m. closed a section of U.S. Highway 36 east of the K-63 to the K-236 junction for a period of time.

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 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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