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Teen injured when ATV struck by pickup

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Fort Scott teen was injured and two Uniontown residents were listed as possibly injured in a two-vehicle ATV accident Monday evening north of Fort Scott, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Lute Karleskint, 13, was hurt when the 2002 Honda ATV he was driving west on Poplar Road was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Natonya Beerbower, 41, of Uniontown.

The accident took place about 5:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 215th Street and Poplar Road, about 2.6 miles north of Fort Scott, according to a KHP report.

The report said Karleskint failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the truck. The truck then left the west side of the roadway, re-entered the road and crossed over into the east ditch, shearing a telephone pole and rolling onto its top. The ATV came to rest in the east ditch, ejecting Karleskint from the vehicle.

Karleskint, who was not wearing a safety restraint or any safety equipment, was taken to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott with disabling injuries, the report said. He was treated, then transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., a Mercy Hospital Fort Scott spokesperson said.

Beerbower, who was wearing a safety restraint, was taken to Mercy Hospital with a possible injury. An occupant of the truck, 4-year-old Jessi Lyne Beerbower, of Uniontown, was also taken to Mercy Hospital with a possible injury, the report said. They were treated and released, according to the Mercy Hospital Fort Scott spokesperson.

The truck was towed from the scene. No other information was available on the ATV.


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This story has a false statement. Beerbower is not the one that failed to stop, she was headed south on 215th and there are no stop signs for north/ south traffic. Karleskint had the stop sign in which he failed to stop. It is very unfortunate that this happened. Both families need to be remember in prayers.

-- Posted by grandmaofmany on Wed, Sep 18, 2013, at 7:37 AM

I agree with the previous comment. This story has a false statement. Beerbower is not the one that failed to stop, she was headed south on 215th and there are no stop signs for north/ south traffic. Karleskint had the stop sign in which he failed to stop. It is very unfortunate that this happened. Both families need to be remember in prayers.

-- Posted by Raymond B. on Wed, Sep 18, 2013, at 9:22 AM

Bad reporting by the Tribune.Here is the KHP report.

https://www.accesskansas.org/ssrv-khp-cr...

-- Posted by buellx1rider on Wed, Sep 18, 2013, at 10:00 AM

Lute is a family member of mine. His condition is very critical. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. We are not sure at this point what the future holds for him and are praying for the best.

-- Posted by Lute's Relative on Thu, Sep 19, 2013, at 12:49 PM


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