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Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:30 a.m. CDT

No citations were issued after an accident 6:18 p.m. Saturday on Lark Avenue.

According to a Union County Sheriff report, James Richard Decker, 78, of Lorimor, driving a 1983 Chevrolet north on Lark, was pulling a Chevrolet pickup, when the hitch came undone, causing the pulled Chevrolet to swing around and hit Decker’s vehicle. Decker’s vehicle entered the ditch on the east side of the road and came to rest on its side.

Damage estimates are $1,500 to Decker’s vehicle and $1,000 to the pulled Chevrolet.

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No citations were issued after an accident 6:28 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Elm and West Montgomery streets.

According to a Creston Police report, Reid Matthew Kissell, 21, 806 N. Cherry St, driving a 1994 Ford south on North Elm, and Matthew Stephen Woods, 43, of Fontanelle, driving a 2001 Chevrolet west on West Montgomery, did not see the other leave the flashing red lights at the intersection and collided in the middle of the intersection.

Damage estimates are $2,500 to Kissell’s vehicle and $1,000 to Woods’ vehicle.

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Daniel Dorn Umbenhower, 40, of Orient was cited for driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway after an accident 4:45 p.m. Monday on Osage Street.

According to a Creston Police report, Umbenhower, driving a 2011 Dodge north on Osage, became drowsy because of his medications, crossed the center line, drove in the southbound lane as a 2005 Harley-Davidson, driven south on Osage by John Allen Carter, 57, of Afton, came over the hill.

Carter saw Umbenhower’s vehicle and jumped off the motorcycle into the ditch to avoid being hit. Carter sustained minor injuries and was transported to Greater Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where his condition is unknown at this time.

Damage estimates are none to Umbenhower’s vehicle and $1,500 to Carter’s vehicle.

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