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Icy roads lead to three Spencer accidents

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday's mix of ice and rain left a good portion of the state of Iowa dealing with travel issues into Monday morning. Spencer was not immune to the hazards of the ice-covered roadways.

Just after 7 a.m. Monday, a 1994 Chevrolet C1500, driven by Brandon Meyer, 26 of Spencer, turned off of Highway Boulevard and attempted to park on the east side of Winkleblacks at 2502 Highway Blvd. Meyer was unable to stop on the ice-covered parking lot and drove into the side of the business, smashing the door and causing significant damage to the brick wall surrounding the door.

A tow truck had to be called to remove the vehicle as it was unable to back out of the building unassisted.

Sunday, just before 8 a.m., Nicole Staedtler, 34 of Spencer, was eastbound in a 2008 Dodge Caravan in the 600 block of East Park Street, and a 2000 International 4000, driven by Kim Simington, 39 of Spencer, was westbound.

Simington attempted to steer around a parked vehicle and lost control due to the icy road. The rear end of the International began sliding to the south, and struck the front, driver's side of the Caravan. Both vehicles were disabled in the collision and two juvenile females - Jazie and Gabrielle Staedtler - sustained minor bumps to their heads. Both girls were examined by the Spencer Paramedics and did not require medical attention.

Brandon Delaney, 35 of Spencer, was westbound on East 11th Street and attempted to make a left turn on Second Avenue East when he lost control of his 2008 Kia Optima on the icy road and struck a parked 2005 Ford 500S. The accident occurred just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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