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Danielle Nicole Erlewine, 18, of Van Wert, was cited for failure to maintain control, reduce speed after an accident 2:24 p.m. Friday on the southwest Interstate 35 exit ramp.

According to an Osceola Police report, James Dwight Smith, 70, of Osceola, driving a 2019 Chevy pulled onto the Interstate 35 exit ramp and stopped at the stop sign when Erlewine, driving a 2017 Dodge struck Smith in the rear of his vehicle. Erlewine told officers she believed Smith was going to pull away from the stop sign.

Estimated damage was $4,500 to Smith’s vehicle and $3,500 to Erlewine’s vehicle.

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Darwin Kee McDowell 78, of Van Wert, was cited for failure to yield entering through highway after an accident 4:54 p.m. Friday at the intersection of McLane Street and the northbound Interstate 35 exit ramp.

According to an Osceola Police report, McDowell, driving a 2017 Honda truck exited Interstate 35 and attempted to turn west onto McLane Street, when he was stopped between the east and west lanes the bed of his truck was still in the east bound lane and was struck by Dennis L. Hall, 44, of Illinois, driving a 2018 Nissan truck.

Estimated damage was $8,000 to Hall’s vehicle and $15,000 to McDowell’s vehicle.

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