Icy road blamed for Atchison wreck Tuesday

Atchison-area rescue crews observe the scene of a Tuesday morning, Atchison wreck that injured one, with an icy Ann Street blamed. (Credit: Atchison Police)

(KAIR)--Icy conditions on a steep Atchison Street, in the Branchton area, is blamed for sending an SUV into the oncoming traffic of U.S. Highway 59 Tuesday morning.

According to a release from Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson, it was around 7:30 in the morning when 46-year-old St. Joseph, Missouri resident Kristie Atkisson was attempting to leave the Atchison neighborhood, northbound on Ann Street, when the icy road conditions made it impossible for her Subaru SUV to stop. The vehicle slid through the stop sign at the intersection with the highway, causing the SUV to collide with a Ford truck that had been eastbound on the highway.

The driver of the truck, identified as 24-year-old Atchison resident Hunter Wahwahsuck, was transported from the scene by Atchison County EMS, and taken to Amberwell Atchison for examination.

Atkisson was not hurt.

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