Falling hay bale causes $1,800 damage to passenger car


January 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An Ohio woman’s vehicle sustained about $1,800 damage Saturday afternoon, when it struck a hay bail that had fallen off of a pickup truck in Montgomery County. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, a pickup driven by 52-year old Keith Wirthz, of Council Bluffs, was traveling west on 200th Street at around 12:55-p.m., when some hay bales fell out of the bed of the truck near the intersection with D Avenue, or about three and one-0half miles west of Red Oak.

A 2009 Ford Focus traveling east on 200th Street was unable to avoid hitting one of the bales. The driver of the car, 21-year old Tiffany Nichols, of Maineville, OH., was not injured during the mishap, and no citations were issued.