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Category: Accidents

Driver uninjured in SUV fire
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Driver uninjured in SUV fire

A Cherokee man was able to get out of the SUV he was driving before it became engulfed in flames Friday night in southwest Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that Donathan Rodgers, 36, was driving a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali at about 10:30 p.m. that night when he smelled smoke and pulled...

Hearing scheduled for  Southside Grill liquor license status
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Hearing scheduled for Southside Grill liquor license status

A judge will hear arguments later this month that could determine whether Southside Grill retains its liquor license. The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal in June citing evidence from law enforcement that Southside Grill’s employees had served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that dancers there had exposed their nipples...

Spencer woman injured in firearm accident
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Spencer woman injured in firearm accident

A Spencer woman suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg Tuesday night. A news release from Spencer police stated authorities were notified of the incident at about 7:30 p.m., which had occurred at 219 East Fourth Street, Unit 1. When police arrived, they found 54-year-old Jacqueline Sorenson had accidentally shot herself in the...

Teen cited in rear-end crash that injured 80-year-old
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Teen cited in rear-end crash that injured 80-year-old

A 16-year-old Sioux Rapids male was cited following a rear-end crash Saturday that sent the other driver involved to Spencer Hospital with minor injuries. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported the juvenile was driving a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo north in the 4100 mile of Highway 71 when, at about 8:42 a.m., the car rear-ended...

Minivan hits utility pole; minor injuries reported
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Minivan hits utility pole; minor injuries reported

The driver of a minivan was suffering from a medical condition that contributed to an accident Tuesday morning, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to an incident report, Emily Jane Widvey, of Everly, was driving a 2007 Toyota Sienna south in the 3300 mile of 130th Avenue when the vehicle entered the west ditch...

Driver loses consciousness, collides with other vehicle
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Driver loses consciousness, collides with other vehicle

A Sioux Rapids man driving on US-71 Sunday afternoon lost consciousness, crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle, but no accident-related injuries were reported. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Bruce Postolka, 64, was driving north in a 2011 Buick Lacrosse in the 4600 mile of US-71 at about 4:53 p.m. Sunday. Postolka,...

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