January 29, 2023

Two die in separate southwest Kansas accidents

Clark County & Ford County, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Two southwest Kansas residents were killed in separate single-vehicle accidents on Monday. 

The first accident happened at 9:21 am Monday morning in rural Ford County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, a 2013 Cadillac SUV driven by 56-year-old Marca L. Berger of Ensign was traveling northbound on 105 Road, when she overcorrected, crossing the roadway again to the southbound ditch, then rolled, causing Berger to be ejected. The vehicle came to rest on the passenger side.

Berger was pronounced dead at the scene, and was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the KHP report.

The second accident occurred around 11 am in Clark County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2019 Freightliner semi driven by 42-year-old Rene O. Fugueroa, Jr. of Dodge City was eastbound on U.S. Highway 160, two and a half miles east of U.S. Highway 283, when he left the roadway to the right and entered the south ditch. He overcorrected, and the semi crossed the roadway, entering the north ditch and rolled.

Fugueroa was pronounced dead at the scene. The report indicated he was not wearing a seatbelt.