Accident in Harlan Tuesday sends 1 person to the hospital


April 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday, in Harlan. According to Harlan Police, a vehicle driven by Kacie Esparza, of Kirkman, rear-ended a car driven by Stephen Mages, of Panama, as Mages was slowing to turn west onto 900th Street, from southbound Highway 59. Esparza was transported to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan by Medivac Ambulance. She told authorities she had looked down for just a second prior to the accident. Officials cited her for driving with an expired license, following too closely, and failure to have insurance. Damage from the accident amounted to $9,000.