Ice and snow cause attributed to non-injury accident in Audubon Co.


December 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following an accident Thursday evening in Audubon County. The sheriff’s department says vehicles driven by 34-year old Joseph Leo Thielen, of Audubon, and 28-year old Jeffrey Michael Blum, of Manning, collided near the intersection of 110th Street and Crane Avenue. The accident happened at around 5-p.m, when Thielen was unable to stop due to the snow and ice covered road. As he approached the intersection, the 2008 Chevy Thielen was driving slid into Blum’s 2006 Ford. Following the collision, Blum’s vehicle went into a ditch and hit a power pole. The vehicles sustained a combined $42,000 damage. No citations were issued.