August 03, 2021


No citations were issued after an accident 11:20 a.m. July 6 at the intersection of Ridge Road and Jeffreys Drive.

According to an Osceola Police report, Thomas James Kephart, 36, of Johnston, driving a 2016 Volvo semi truck and trailer making a right turn on Ridge Road, the trailer cut the turn short and ran over a large paving guide ski that had been left on the side of Highway 34 by an asphalt company working in the area. The ski became lodged under the rear of the trailer and then scraped along the rear of Nicole Lynne Wilken, 49, of Osceola, driving a 2018 Jeep.

Estimated damage was $750 to Wilken’s vehicle and $300 to Norris Asphalt Paving’s large pipe guide ski.