No citations were issued following a traffic accident on July 25 on the Interstate 35 north ramp to Highway 34 east.
According to an Osceola police report, Tracy Link of Grand River was waiting at the stop sign to turn east onto Highway 34 in a 2020 GMC Terrain. Samuel Vaughn of Cainsville, Missouri was behind Link in a 2024 Kenworth tractor trailer. Vaughn thought that Link had moved and started to go, stating that Link was in his blind spot. The lug nuts of Vaughn’s vehicle scraped the left rear bumper and quarter panel area of Link’s vehicle.
Damage is estimated at $1,500 to the 2020 GMC and $50 to the 2024 Kenworth.
No citations were issued following an accident in the Pilot Travel Center truck parking lot, 2010 West Clay Street, on July 27.
According to an Osceola police report, the driver of a 2022 Kenworth tractor trailer was parked and asleep in the rear of his semi. Jesus Polanco Nunez of Mexico was pulling through the parking lot in a 2019 Freightliner tractor trailer and turned a corner too short, hitting the front of the Kenworth. Polanco Nunez continued to drive north, stopping for another semi. The driver of the Kenworth got out of his semi adn started to walk towards Polanco Nunez, but Polanco Nunez drove off.
The driver of the Kenworth was able to provide a description, plate number and trailer number of the Freightliner. He also took pictures as Polanco Nunez drove off. Polanco Nunez was located at the Interstate 35 southbound rest area, and fresh scrapes were found on the driver’s side of his trailer as well as rub marks on the trailer tires.
Damage is estimated at $2,500 to the 2022 Kenworth and $500 to the 2019 Freightliner.
Two citations were issued following a single vehicle accident on July 30 along Highway 69 north.
According to an Osceola police report, an officer was dispatched to a vehicle found off of the roadway on Highway 69 north at LeAnn Drive. It appeared that the vehicle, a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, had run off the roadway going southbound, into the ditch on the east side of the road, hit the drainage pipe under the LeAnn Drive intersection and ended up stopping south of LeAnn Drive and east of Highway 69. Information was gathered from witnesses that there had been two males in the vehicle who were picked up and headed to the hospital.
The officer met the two male juveniles at Clarke County Hospital and spoke to the driver. The driver told the officer that he had fallen asleep at the wheel, and when he awoke he was in the air then in the ditch. Both occupants were checked by medical personnel and later released with minor injuries. The Pontiac did not have insurance. The driver was cited with failure to maintain control and minor in possession of alcohol - he did not have an illegal alcohol concentration via blood test done by medical staff.
Damage is estimated at $5,000 to the 2008 Pontiac.
No citations were issued following a two vehicle accident on Aug. 1 in the 200 block of West Ayers Street.
According to an Osceola police report, Chadwick Gappa of Ankeny was traveling east on West Ayers Street near a construction area in a 2022 Toyota Highlander. At the same time, Nickolas Manning of Grimes was operating a 2016 CAT skid loader to get a load of black dirt out of the dump truck that was parked on the south side of the street. Manning stated that he had observed a vehicle in his camera, but then it disappeared. The front left corner of the skid loader struck the right front fender of the Toyota.
Manning believed that Gappa might have been speeding. Gappa believed that Manning crossed the cones that were in the center of the roadway and hit his vehicle. Officers were unable to determine who was at fault.
Damage is estimated at $4,000 to the 2022 Toyota and $0 to the 2016 CAT.
No citations were issued following an accident in the Walmart parking lot on Aug. 2.
According to an Osceola police report, Dallas Burdess of Grand River was traveling southbound through the Walmart parking lot in a 2011 Ford Focus when a 2018 Subaru Forester driven by Kathryn Emanuel of Osceola crossed over the east parking lanes and turned into the lane that Burdess was traveling down. Burdess’ vehicle sustained left rear quarter panel damage and Emanuel’s right front bumper area damage.
Damage is estimated at $1,500 to the 2011 Ford and $1,500 to the 2018 Subaru.
No citations were issued following an accident in the Pilot Travel Center truck parking lot, 2010 West Clay Street, on Aug. 5.
According to an Osceola police report, Travis Ward of Damascus, Arkansas, was attempting to back a 2020 Kenworth tractor trailer into an empty spot to the south of a legally parked 2022 Peterbilt semi. Ward did not realize his trailer was so close to the Peterbilt while back, and hit it just behind the driver’s door.
Damage is estimated at $1,000 to the 2022 Peterbilt and $0 to the 2020 Kenworth.
No citations were issued following a single vehicle accident on Interstate 35 southbound near the 35.75 mile marker on Aug. 6.
According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Danielle Busch of Joplin, Missouri, was traveling south on the interstate when she had a tire blow out on the front driver side of her 2010 Ford Edge. Busch told responding officers that she did not hit anything, however broken pieces of the vehicle were located and there were several posts of from the cable barrier that had been damaged. The damage to the left side of the vehicle and pieces of trim matching the vehicle were found near the damaged cable; Busch continued to state that she did not hit anything.
Damage is estimated at $3,000 to the 2010 Ford and $2,000 to the cable barrier owned by the State of Iowa.
No citations were issued following an ATV rollover accident on Aug 6 on 220th Avenue.
According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Jose DeJesus of Ogden was driving a 2023 Can-Am Outlander down 220th Avenue in Clarke County, a gravel road; he was part of a group of ATV riders. DeJesus lost control of the ATV and went into the east ditch. Going down the steep ditch, the ATV rolled onto the passengers, trapping them under the ATV. The passengers were able to free themselves.
Both DeJesus and a minor child sustained minor injuries and were transported to the Clarke County Hospital emergency room.
Damage is estimated at $4,000 to the 2023 Can-Am.