Guthrie Center woman during Sunday morning accident


November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a Guthrie County woman was injured during a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning, northwest of Stuart. 95-year old Agnes French, of Guthrie Center, was transported by Stuart Rescue to the Guthrie County Hospital, after the 1994 Pontiac she was driving left the road and entered a ditch before driving through a farmer’s fence line. The accident happened on White Pole Road, just west of Victory Trail, at around 8:55-a.m., Sunday. The woman had been traveling west on White Pole Road when she lost control of her vehicle, after the car slipped onto the shoulder of the road. She suffered apparent minor injuries, and was transported to the hospital to be checked out, according to the Patrol. Officials say she was wearing a seat belt. French was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Her car sustained about $3, 500 damage.

Stuart Fire and Rescue, the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol assisted at the accident scene.