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(Updated) Collision & rollover in Atlantic Sunday morning


September 24th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa) – One person was cited for Failure to Yield and careless driving, following a two vehicle accident late Sunday morning, in Atlantic. The collision occurred at around 11:15-a.m. at the intersection of 10th and Plum Streets, when a fully loaded U-Haul box truck driven by Matthew Ludwig, left the stop sign heading north on Plum, and struck the left side of a westbound Chevy Suburban driven by Esperensa Salatier.

Following the impact. the SUV rolled over and landed on its wheels. Several people including children were inside the SUV, but no one was injured. Police cited Ludwig. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Cass EMS, Atlantic Fire and Rescue and Atlantic Police were dispatched to the area. Numerous area residents reported their lights flickered or the power went out, about the time of the accident, but it’s unclear if the incident was responsible for the outages.

Ric Hanson (photo)