Tuesday morning Injury Accident Hwy 40-Update

1:50 p.m. According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, “on September 3rd at approximately 7:24 a.m. a Chevy Silverado pickup driven by Mitchel Daugherty was turning north from Highway 40 onto 177th Street in Russell.  A Ford Escape driven by Autumn Huber was slowing down behind the first vehicle.  A third vehicle, a Dodge Avenger driven by Jesse Cockrell, was approaching the intersection.  The driver did not see the vehicles slowing down in front of him.

The third vehicle struck the middle car, pushing it into the turning pickup.  Jesse Cockrell was removed from his vehicle by emergency workers and transported to Russell Regional Hospital. The other vehicle occupants refused treatment at the scene.

The Avenger and Escape were disable and had to be towed from the scene, the Silverado was driven away by the owner.”

The Russell County Sheriff’s office stated that no additional details, including information on whether there were additional passengers, is being released at this time.

7:50 a.m.  One teenager involved in the Tuesday morning accident is being transported to the hospital in Russell.

7:40 a.m. An SUV and a passenger car are reported to be involved in the Tuesday morning  rear end accident on Highway 40.


Law enforcement and additional emergency responders are on the scene of a two vehicle accident on Highway 40 and 177th. This is a mile east of Gorham.

site of the Tuesday morning accident east of Gorham

site of the Tuesday morning accident east of Gorham

A lot of debris is reported in the road way.  Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and check Hays Post for more information as it becomes available.