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Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 3:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014 3:36 p.m. CDT

No citations were issued after an accident 3:45 p.m. May 22 north of Elk Street on Highway 69.

According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Anthony Eugene Dykes, 40, of Garden Grove, driving a 2014 Chevrolet pickup south on Highway 69, stopped his vehicle for another vehicle turning into a driveway.

Samantha Rae Ruth, 24, of Osceola, driving a 1994 Honda owned by Reez Painting, failed to stop her vehicle and struck the back of Dykes’ vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Damage estimates are $1,000 to Dykes’ vehicle and $3,000 to Ruth’s vehicle.


Caleb Joseph Hanson, 16, of Osceola was cited for failure to maintain control after an accident 4 p.m. May 23 in the 2200 block of 250th Avenue

According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Hanson, driving a 1994 Honda south on 250th Avenue, failed to make the turn in the road. Hanson lost control of the vehicle and it rolled into a ditch, where it came to a stop on its top.

Hanson said he was driving too fast when he entered the curve in the road.

Damage estimate is $2,000 to the vehicle owned by Angela Jeneane Hanson.


No citations were issued after an accident 10:50 p.m. May 23 at the intersection of 270th Avenue and Mormon Trail.

According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Betty Lou Hatfield, 63, of Van Wert, driving a 1999 Chevrolet north on 270th Avenue, crossed the center line of the road and drove into the path of a 2002 Volkswagen being driven south on 270th Avenue by Tannor Dayne Schuldt, 22, of Van Wert.

Damage estimates are $3,000 to Hatfield’s vehicle and $5,000 to Schuldt’s vehicle.

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