February 8, 2023

Hodgeman County Accident Takes Life of 45 Year Old Man

Hanston, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A driver was ejected from his truck in a rollover crash Friday afternoon that claimed the life of a 45 year old man from Bazine on Hodgeman County Road 228 almost six miles north of Hanston.  The tire on Sergio Mendez’s truck blew causing the accident.  Mendez was taken to Hodgeman County Medical Center where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Another accident occurred shortly before six Friday afternoon on Scott County road #160 one mile north of K96 in Scott City.  The Highway Patrol says 21 year old Curtiss Chambliss Junior failed to yield at an intersection and collided with a jeep driven by 21 year old Chelsea Smith.  Smith’s 11 month old son was in a safety seat.   All three injury victims are from Scott City and were taken to Scott County Hospital for treatment.