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Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 10:45 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 10:57 a.m. CST

No citations were issued after an accident 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Highway 25.

According to an Iowa Department of Transportation report, Linda Diane Carr, 52, of Greenfield, driving a 2004 Cadillac south on Highway 25 attempted to slow down and avoid two unrelated vehicles stopped on the edge of the roadway and in the ditch on the curve of the road. Ice covered road conditions caused Carr to swerve into the west/northbound lane. At the same time, Brandon Ross Rogers, 25, 506 W. Prairie St., driving a 2007 Chevrolet west on Highway 25 was approaching the curve to turn north. As Carr’s vehicle crossed into Rogers’ lane, it struck Rogers’ vehicle on the front driver’s side quarter panel area and caused Rogers’ vehicle to exit the roadway and overturn in the right ditch. No injuries to Carr’s two passengers or Rogers’ passenger were reported.

Damage estimates are $8,000 to Carr’s vehicle and $10,000 to Rogers’ vehicle.


No citations were issued after an accident 8:09 a.m. Thursday on West Taylor Street and South Sumner Avenue.

According to an Iowa Department of Transportation report, Marcia Ann Kralik, 51, 1169 150th St., driving a 2005 Ford, and Eldon Lee Starmer, 63, 1017 Crest Drive, driving a 2009 Dodge, both came to a stop at a stoplight at Highway 34 after driving south on Sumner Avenue. As Kralik’s and Starmer’s vehicles were stopped at the light, William Jerome Ott, 60, 507 Wyoming Ave., driving an International truck with a snow plow owned by Iowa Department of Transportation west on Highway 34 slid on the ice covered road and struck the two vehicles.

Damage estimates are $1,000 to Kralik’s vehicle, $3,000 to Starmer’s vehicle and $500 to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s vehicle.

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