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March 24th, 2023

highway accidentA Chevy Malibu sits on U.S. Highway 83 in Beaver County, Okla., just south of the state line after an accident there around 4 p.m. Monday. No details were available as of press time, but it appeared the Malibu did suffer some damage to its front. L&T photo/Robert PierceROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times


A Liberal man suffered a suspected serious injury in an accident early Sunday morning in Seward County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday when a 1963 Ford F100 was southbound on Old U.S. Highway 54.

KHP said for an unknown reason, the pickup left the roadway to the right and traveled about 100 feet before entering the roadway again. The driver overcorrected and lost control. The pickup then left the roadway to the left and rolled once before coming to a stop facing northeast.

The driver, William L. Brooke, 69, of Liberal, was taken to Southwest Medical Center with a suspected serious injury. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

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Accident injures Indiana man in Texas County

An Indiana man is in stable condition following an accident Monday night in Texas County, Okla.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 54 about two miles northeast of Hooker, Okla.

OHP reported a 2020 Freightliner was eastbound on Hwy. 54 near Texas County Road 46. The report added statements made by the driver indicated the driver lost control when they reached back for a Coke and departed the roadway, left, crossing the center median.

OHP said the driver stated the semi continued onto the westbound lane of traffic on Hwy. 54 and departed the roadway left again. The Freightliner, according to the driver, crossed over the railroad tracks just north of U.S-54 losing its front passenger side tire.

Finally, OHP said the driver indicated the semi came to rest on the north side of the railroad tracks in a field. Union Pacific Railroad was notified, checked the tracks and advised they will start moving trains again.

The driver 72-year-old Steven Bonhomme of Indianapolis was transported to Southwest Medical Center by Texas County EMS in stable condition. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.