Category: Accidents

Motorcycle accident sends rider to hospital
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Motorcycle accident sends rider to hospital

A Spirit Lake man riding a motorcycle in the 1000 mile of Highway 18 late Thursday afternoon was transported to Spencer Hospital with possible injuries after his jacket got caught in the rear tire sprocket and caused him to crash. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Allen Tewes, 34, was riding a black 2016 Victory...

Estherville man arrested for 3rd OWI offense
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Estherville man arrested for 3rd OWI offense

An Estherville man was arrested May 1 for operating while intoxicated and other charges after he was found unresponsive in a car near the 2200 mile of 300th Street in Clay County. According to a sheriff’s office news report, a Spencer police officer who was also nearby and responded to the call found Roger Smith,...

Washington man arrested for OWI following accident
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Washington man arrested for OWI following accident

A Washington, Iowa, man was arrested for operating while intoxicated last week after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and ended up in the ditch in the 2700 block of Highway 71. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported it responded to a report of a vehicle was speeding, lost control and was...

Muddy road sends CCE school bus into ditch
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Muddy road sends CCE school bus into ditch

A Clay Central-Everly Schools bus slid into a ditch in the 1200 block of 280th Street Wednesday afternoon, resulting in three juvenile passengers being seen by medical personnel and one being transported to Spencer Hospital for a report of pain. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Dean Stein, 55, Fostoria, was driving the 2019 Thomas...

SUV vs. deer accident sends one to hospital
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SUV vs. deer accident sends one to hospital

A Hartley woman was transported to Spencer Hospital Tuesday morning after the vehicle she was driving hit a deer in the 1000 block of US-18. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Valerie Moermond, 59, was driving a 2018 Chevy Equinox east on US-18 when the front end of the SUV struck a deer crossing...

Accident at US-71 and US-18 results in minor injuries
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Accident at US-71 and US-18 results in minor injuries

An accident Wednesday morning at the north intersection of highways 71 and 18 in Spencer resulted in minor injuries. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office and Spencer Police Department responded to a two-vehicle collision. An investigation determined December Pomerenke, driving a 2012 Ford F-150 owned by Christenson...

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