Goat Hill accident on Hwy. 71 Tuesday resulted in minor injuries

Goat Hill accident on Hwy. 71 Tuesday resulted in minor injuries
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An accident Tuesday morning that closed US 71 near Goat Hill south of Spencer for a couple of hours resulted in minor injuries.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies responded to the accident at 7:48 a.m.

A sheriff’s office report indicated a 2010 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer driven by Gary Kringen, 36, of Sibley, and owned by Bosma Poultry turned south onto the highway from 460th Street.

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At that time, a 2018 Ford F-150 driven by Mellissa Berkland, 32, of Grimes, was traveling south and hit the rear end of the tractor-trailer.

A third vehicle, a 2018 Ford Expedition driven by Mark Fredericks, 59, of Hartley, was traveling behind Berkland and struck the rear end of her truck.

Both the F-150 and Expedition were totaled, according to the report. The tractor-trailer sustained minor damage.


The sheriff’s office report stated there were minor injuries in the accident but does not indicate who was injured.


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