June 19, 2024

April 27 accident reports

No citations were issued following a traffic accident on April 19 in the Pilot Travel Center parking lot, 2010 West Clay Street.

According to an Osceola police report, the driver of a 2020 Freightliner tractor trailer was parked and in the back of his semi when he heard a crunching sound, then his semi started to rock back and forth. He looked out and noticed a white semi with the name Land Star on the side continuing to back into the spot next to him. The driver of the Freightliner attempted to other driver about what had happened, but received no response and the other driver took off. The Freightliner had damage to the front diver side fender and scratches on the door.

Attempts to locate the white semi were unsuccessful; Land Star was contacted.

Officers were later able to get in touch with the possible driver of the white semi, who indicated to officers that he was now in Missouri. The driver did not believe he had hit anyone, and had no damage to his semi. Officers contacted a Harrison County, Missouri, deputy who agreed to find the semi and check for damage. Upon inspection, the Harrison County deputy determined there was no clear indication that the semi had been involved in a hit and run.

Damage is estimated at $1,400 to the 2020 Freightliner.

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No citations were issued following a three-vehicle accident on April 21 at the intersection of South Lincoln Street and Highway 34.

According to an Osceola police report, Martin Perez Zamudio of Osceola was traveling east on McLane Street/Hwy 34 in a 2005 Hyundai XG350. Noah Coenen, Osceola, in a 2008 Ford Fusion was at the stop sign in the 300-block of South Lincoln and attempted to cross McLane Street to continue south on Lincoln Street. Zamudio collided with the rear right fender of Coenen’s vehicle, causing Coenen to slide into David Perry of Osceola in a 2003 Buick LeSabre, who was at the stop sign in the 400 block of South Lincoln.

Zamudio did not have a traffic control device and Coenen failed to yield from a stop sign to oncoming traffic.

Zamudio had damage to the front bumper/hood area. Perry had damage to the left front bumper/hood. Coenen had damage to the left and right rear fenders. No injuries were reported.

Damage is estimated at $5,000 to the 2005 Hyundai, $3,000 to the 2003 Buick and $5,000 to the 2008 Ford.