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Ralph E Vanatta of Holcomb, Kansas was killed on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 01:30 PM in Finney County, Kansas. Vanatta is a 85-year-old man.
The crash happened here: 2.6 miles south of west River Rd on Holcomb Lane or 2400 Block of Holcomb Lane.
In the crash, Vanatta was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Between 1330 hrs and 1445 hrs, Vehicle 1 [the 2008 Dodge Charger driven by Ralph Vanatta] was traveling Southbound on Holcomb Lane. Vehicle went left of center and the driver overcorrected. Vehicle left the roadway to the right and overturned. Vehicle came to a rest facing Westbound West of Holcomb Lane.
Vanatta's injuries were fatal. Vanatta was taken by ambulance to Garnand Funeral Home.
The police said the 2008 Dodge Charger with Kansas license plate number 577KGR damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Progressive insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Southwest Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K111 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005359 to this crash. The KSHP charges $5.00 for each copy of the report plus additional fees of $2.00 for each witness statement. But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. In order to get the report through the KSHP website, you must create a Kansas.gov account and give them your credit card. You must agree to be subject to Kansas Statute 45-230: Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records. This statute imposes on those subject to it “a civil penalty in an action brought by the attorney general or county or district attorney” of up to “$500 for each violation.” Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted (blacked out).
The information in this article came from the Kansas Highway Patrol website.
Vanatta's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Vanatta's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.
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