Driver cited after two-pickup accident on Highway 18

Driver cited after two-pickup accident on Highway 18

A Spencer man was cited for failing to stop safely after an accident May 10 that involved two pickup trucks in the 2800 mile of Highway 18.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Tod Schiernbeck, 52, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Kassel Farms at about 11 a.m. when he rear-ended a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Robert Dillard, 67, of Dickens.

According to a report, Dillard had been driving east and attempted to make a left turn off Highway 18 toward Dickens. Schiernbeck did not see Dillard turning and the two pickups collided.


Schiernbeck received a minor injury and refused medical treatment.

Both trucks sustained “significant” damage, the report stated.

Damage to the front end of Schiernbeck’s pickup worth about $5,000. The damage to the rear end of Dillard’s pickup was estimated to be worth $4,000.


The pickups were towed from the scene.

Schiernbeck was cited for failure to stop in a safe and assured distance.


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