Page County accident report


March 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports two accidents occurred recently. An accident this (Thursday) morning at 250th and Vine Avenue southeast of Clarinda, caused $7,000 damage, but no injuries. Sheriff Lyle Palmer says a 2003 Chrysler Concorde driven by 34-year old Tara Hoskins, of Clarinda, was turning left from 250th onto Vine at around 7:45-a.m., when her car collided with a 2002 Ford Focus driven by 23-year old Austin Ascherl, of Clarinda.

The accident happened as the Focus was traveling north on Vine and didn’t come to a complete stop at the intersection. In addition, Hoskins’ vision was obscured due to frost on her driver’s side window, and she was traveling left of center. No citations were issued.

The other accident occurred March 4th at the intersection of 170th Street and E Avenue, south of Essex. Sheriff Palmer said a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by 18-year old Kaleb Kelly, of Essex, was traveling south on E Avenue at around 3:50-p.m., when he failed to stop at the stop sign. The pickup hit a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by 62-year old Donavon Lundgren, of Essex, causing both trucks to be totaled. Both drivers and a passenger in the Lundgren pickup, 59-year old Cheryl Lundgren, suffered non-incapacitating injuries, and were transported to the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Kelly was cited for Failure to Obey a Stop or Yield sign.