Thomas County, KS

Western Kansas woman sentenced for insurance fraud

COLBY, Kan. (KSNW) — A Wallace County woman will have to pay back some of the money prosecutors say she got from filing fraudulent insurance claims. In February, Lace Morford, 41, of Sharon Springs, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud, one count of unlawful use of a computer, one count of forgery, and […]
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12-year-old Kansas driver goes airborne, flips car

COLBY, Kan. (KSNT) – A 12-year-old boy and two passengers have only minor injuries following a crash in Thomas County. The crash happened at 8:05 p.m. on Country Club Drive, just north of Veterans Memorial Drive. The 12-year-old boy was driving a 2010 Hyundai Elantra when, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the vehicle accelerated […]
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12-year-old driver loses control, goes airborne

THOMAS COUNTY, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – The KHP says a Hyundai Elantra being driven by a 12-year-old child went off the road and went airborne Sunday. According to Kansas Highway Patrol, at around 8:05 PM, the Elantra was heading north on Country Club Drive when it lost control, hit a dirt embankment, and went into the air. While in the air, the car turned counterclockwise and landed on its passenger side in the middle of Country Club Drive, facing Northeast.

12-year-old driver goes airborne in Thomas County crash

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Three people were injured Sunday when a car driven by a 12-year-old lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, struck a dirt embankment and went airborne. While airborne, the car overturned and came to a rest on its passenger side in the middle of Country...

3 taken to hospital after car driven by 12-year-old crashes in Colby

COLBY, Kan. (WIBW) - Three people were taken to the hospital after a car driven by a 12-year-old boy crashed Sunday night in Thomas County in western Kansas, authorities said. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash was reported at 8:05 p.m. Sunday just north of the intersection of Country Club Drive and Veterans Memorial Drive, on the north side of Colby.

Third semi toppled by high winds in same area on I-70 in western Kansas

GOODLAND, Kan. (WIBW) - For the second day in a row on Thursday, high winds made traveling difficult if not downright dangerous in portions of central and western Kansas, especially for those driving high-profile vehicles like semitrailers. A number of semis were reported to have flipped onto their sides again...

Heavy winds blow semis over on Interstate 70 in western Kansas

GOODLAND, Kan. (WIBW) - Heavy winds were being blamed for a pair of semi-trailer crashes after the rigs were blown over Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Thomas County in western Kansas. • The first crash was reported at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on I-70 about 20 miles east of Goodland. The...

Tennessee Man Injured Afer Rolling Vehicle On I-70

THOMAS Co, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – The Kansas Highway Patrol says one teenager was injured in an accident that occurred Monday afternoon in Thomas County. According to the KHP, a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by, Caleb Mullican, 19, Smithville Tennesse, was westbound on I70 at milepost 39 when, for an unknown reason, The Dodge Ram went off the roadway to the North. The truck traveled in the North ditch for a short distance and went back onto the roadway. The Dodge overcorrected and went back into the north ditch and rolled.

Ulysses Man Involved in Thomas County Accident

On Monday February 21st, at approximately 10:12am, a 2009 Peterbilt semi, being driven by David Heredia, 39 of Ulysses, was Northbound on K-25 near County Road N. in Thomas County. A 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass being driven by Lance Colvin, 61, of Burlington Colorado was leaving a residence traveling westbound just north of County Road N. Colvin failed to yield and was struck by the semi. The semi came to a rest in the Northbound lane of K-25, while the Cutlass came to rest east of the ditch on the east side of K-25 facing northeast.