Collision Reported By Rock Quarry East Of AC Monday; KHP At Accident Near Oxford Hours Later


Emergency crews were busy with accidents on U.S. 166 east of Ark City and on U.S. 160 west of Winfield.

At 11:09, first responders were called to the 30000 block of U.S. 166 when an eastbound SUV struck the back of a semi trailer exiting the Whitaker Aggregates rock quarry. According to the Ark City Fire Department Tuesday, the driver was from Wyoming and no injuries were reported.

Later Monday, a two-vehicle accident was reported at 5:38 p.m. on U.S. 160 just west of Cowley 3.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1987 Toyota Camry driven by 28-year-old Amber Dolley of Argonia was rear-ended by a 1997 Chevy Suburban driven by 73-year-old Brent Lathrop of Oxford.

Lathrop and his passenger, 79-year-old Margaret Lathrop, suffered slight injuries, but were not severe enough for transport, according to KHP.

The Toyota was removed by B&L Truck & Auto.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts.