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Hoxie woman injured attempting U-turn


HOXIE -- A driver attempting to make a U-turn in front of another vehicle was taken to Sheridan County Health Complex with possible injuries.

Shayla Niermeier, 21, Hoxie, was southbound in a 2007 Chrysler Sebring at the intersection of Kansas Highway 23 and Valley Street in Hoxie on Thursday when she attempted a U-turn in front of Ronald Smith, Kansas City, Mo., who was driving a 1981 Peterbilt. Smith's semi collided with the rear passenger side of Niermeier's vehicle, forcing it off the east side of the road, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Both drivers were wearing a seat belt.