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Joel C. Hynes of Junction City, Kansas was killed on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 03:29 PM in Dickinson County, Kansas. Hynes is a 54-year-old man.
The crash happened here: K15 & 1500 avenue or 6 miles south of abilene.
In the crash, Hynes was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2006 Dodge Dakota driven by Joel Hynes] and Vehicle 2 [the 2003 Kenworth driven by Dwight Morey] were Southbound on K15 at 1500 Avenue when Vehicle 1 [the 2006 Dodge Dakota driven by Joel Hynes] made a U-Turn at 1500 Avenue. Vehicle 2 [the 2003 Kenworth driven by Dwight Morey] struck Vehicle 1 [the 2006 Dodge Dakota driven by Joel Hynes]. Vehicle 1 [the 2006 Dodge Dakota driven by Joel Hynes] entered the east ditch and flipped onto its roof. Vehicle 2 [the 2003 Kenworth driven by Dwight Morey] entered the east ditch and came to rest in a field.
Hynes's injuries were fatal. Hynes was taken by ambulance to Martin Becker Funeral Home.
The police said the 2006 Dodge Dakota with Kansas license plate number 094MSP damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Standard Fire Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Johns Wrecker. The police said they do not know where the vehicle was taken.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K140 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-010634 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.
Hynes'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 Hynes'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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