The Page County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following two separate accidents Tuesday afternoon. At around 12:20-p.m., a car driven by 56-year old Pauline Garves-Thompson, of Essex, was headed westbound on 150th Street about one-quarter of a mile west of D Avenue, when two deer ran onto the roadway. Garves-Thompson swerved to avoid hitting the animals, and in the process lost control of her car. The vehicle entered the north ditch and hit a tree located along a creek. Damage to the 1994 Cadillac was estimated at $4,500. No citations were issued.
The second accident happened just before 5-p.m. on H Avenue, just north of 170th Street. Officials say a dump truck and trailer owned by Southwest Iowa Rock and Sand, and driven by 51-year old Lance Most, of Red Oak, was traveling south on H Avenue and slowing to dump a load of gravel onto the roadway, when the trailer was rear-ended by an SUV.
The driver of the 2005 Chevy Blazer, 34-year old Laura Thornberg, of Essex, told authorities dust produced by the truck impaired her ability to see the trailer. Her SUV sustained $7,000 damage, and was considered a total loss. The truck/trailer sustained $1,000 damage. No citations were issued.