December 01st, 2023

A 2005 Mervury Grand Marquis is loaded onto a wrecker after being involved in an accident at the intersection of Tucker Road and Country Estate Road. Alvita McCollom was driving the Grand Marquis, and she succombed to injuries sustained from the accident.  L&T photo/Elly Grimm

• Leader & Times

Failure to yield led to the death of a woman Thursday afternoon in northeast Liberal.
Capt. Pat McClurg of the Liberal Police Department said in a press release, emergency responders were dispatched around 1:10 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Tucker Road and Country Estates for a reported injury accident.
“Responding officers found two vehicles were involved,” he said.
McClurg said investigating officers found a 2005 Peterbilt truck, driven by a 57-year-old male, was traveling north on Country Estates.
“A 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Alvita McCollom, 83, was stopped at the stop sign on east Tucker Road,” he said. “The Mercury failed to yield to the oncoming truck and was struck at the intersection.”
McClurg said McCollom was transported to Southwest Medical Center by Seward County EMS with injuries. She later died while receiving treatment. The driver of the truck was not injured.