Lyon County Sheriff

One person was transported after a single-vehicle rollover just north of Emporia, Thursday afternoon. 

According to Lyon County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Folks, Lyon County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Emporia/Lyon County EMS were dispatched to the 1000 block of Road 190 at 2:42 p.m. for reports of a rollover accident. 

Folks said it was determined that 21-year-old Richard Parnell Jr. of Americus was traveling eastbound in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Road 190 at a high rate of speed when he reportedly "tapped the brakes" and lost control of the vehicle. 

Parnell's vehicle left the roadway and the vehicle rolled. Parnell's passenger, 25-year-old Thelma Brock, was transported to Newman Regional Health was non-life-threatening injuries. 

Parnell refused treatment. He stated he was wearing a seatbelt but Brock was not. 

Folks said the accident remains under investigation.

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More like he was Texting his Brakes .

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They are supposedly married, I know her. She’s not the brightest crayon in the box.


Road 190 is a gravel road so 'tapping' the breaks at a high rate of speed if said gravel had actually been grated and was loose would cause anyone to lose control.

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