Slick roadways result in pair of accidents
Truck totaled after collision with pole
A slick roadway led to an accident on 110th Avenue and U.S. Highway 18 Wednesday morning.
Lamont Wegner, 66, of Hartley, was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger on 110th Avenue, when he allegedly drove over an icy patch on the roadway and lost control of his truck.
Wegner drove into the north ditch and collided with an electrical pole owned by Iowa Lakes Electrical Company. The pole was damaged and subsequently replaced.
Additional damage was caused to some landscaping, involving some small trees and bushes, at an estimated cost of $200.
Damage to the Ford Ranger's frame, body, cab and rear widow was estimated at more than $6,000.
Wegner reported no injuries in the collision.
Women injured in rollover east of Spencer
Joan Sutherland, 63, of Ruthven, suffered non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to the Spencer Hospital following a Wednesday morning accident on U.S. Highway 18 near 250th Avenue.
Sutherland was westbound on Highway 18 in a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer at 10:15 a.m. just west of a bridge on roadway which was mostly wet from melting frost. As the Blazer crossed the bridge, it began sliding sideways and entered the north ditch. Upon entering the ditch, the vehicle rolled and came to rest on its wheels.
Sutherland was taken to Spencer Hospital by Spencer Ambulance.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000, totaling the Blazer.
Sutherland was cited for failure to maintain control.