Pair Of Accidents Reported In Washington County; Hit & Run Investigation Underway

An injury accident was reported at the Hanover junction on U.S. Highway 36 last Tuesday evening.

A Florida man, Victor Rosco, reportedly failed to yield at the stop sign on Kansas Highway 148 and was struck by Brian Graves of Greenleaf. Graves and a passenger in his vehicle were transported to Hanover Hospital with injuries sustained.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run accident which occurred on Friday, January 11th on U.S. Highway 36 just east of Yankee Road. The hit and run vehicle is a newer model grey Chevy pickup with damage to the front end and driver’s side door.

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Driver is described as a white male with grey hair and beard 50 – 60 years old. Anyone with information regarding this accident please contact the Sheriff’s office at 785-325-2293.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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