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'North Y' collision follows failure to yield

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Minor injuries resulted from a July 6 accident at the North Y intersection of Highways 18 and 71.

Clay County deputies were dispatched to the scene at 6:22 p.m. after a southbound 1990 Cadillac Deville, being driven by Brian Edwards Banks, 60, of Spencer, was struck by a northbound 2006 Chrysler 300, driven by Laura Lavonne Kirk, 79, of Estherville, while Banks was attempting a left turn onto Highway 18.

Both Banks, and a passenger in Kirk's vehicle, Ronald Shipley, reported minor injuries in the collision.

Banks was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Spencer Police Department and Spencer Paramedics.


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I'm a bit confused. Wouldn't Banks have to be northbound to make a "left" turn onto Highway 18?

-- Posted by What if ? on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 12:18 PM

what if?- if he was southbound on 71 and was turning at the truck stop, isn't that road considered 18 as well? like a continuation of hwy 18? I'm not sure just a thought, if not then I have no idea

-- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Wed, Jul 11, 2012, at 10:27 AM

Ashley you are correct. He was turning onto the 18 Beltway which runs around the east outskirts of Spencer.

-- Posted by randy cauthron on Fri, Jul 13, 2012, at 8:56 AM


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