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Floyd County accident Highway 18/218

Minor injuries were reported after a car slid into a semi Monday near Floyd. 

Snowy conditions Friday and over the weekend made travel treacherous for some North Iowa drivers, as a number of weather-related crashes were reported to law enforcement. 

Cerro Gordo County

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office handled a single-vehicle crash with minor injuries Saturday. 

A 2017 Nissan Sentra was found down an embankment, resting against a tree, about 10:30 p.m. south of the 245th Street and Quail Avenue intersection, the sheriff's office said in a news release. 

Brooke Sanchez-Peterson, 41, of Mason City, was southbound on Kentucky Avenue, which turns into Quail Avenue in the county, when the sheriff's office said she lost control due to icy road conditions. 

The icy road caused Sanchez-Peterson to run the stop sign at the intersection, drive down the embankment and strike the tree, law enforcement said. She was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Sanchez-Peterson sustained minor injuries and as transported to Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa for evaluation. Mason City Fire assisted. 

Worth County

The Worth County Sheriff's Office handled a multi-vehicle crash with minor injuries Friday afternoon.

Cindy Seabright, who was driving a white 2015 Jeep SUV eastbound on Highway 105, was stopped making a left turn onto Thrush Avenue about 1:02 p.m., the office said in a news release. 

Worth County snow crash 12-29

A multi-vehicle crash caused minor injuries in Worth County Friday. 

She was waiting for a westbound vehicle traveling to pass through the intersection when she made her left hand turn, the sheriff's office said, striking a westbound green 1996 Chevy truck driven by Benjamin Boerjan.

The sheriff's office said Seabright didn't seen Boerjan's truck behind the first vehicle "because of the snow cloud the first car was kicking up due to recent snowfall."

Minor injuries were reported. Seabright was cited for failing to yield upon left turn.

Floyd County

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office handled two crashes with minor injuries Monday afternoon and evening. 

The first occurred when a vehicle lost control and rolled about 3:23 p.m. in the 1400 block of Foothill Avenue, the sheriff's office said in a post on its Facebook page. 

A man was transported to Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa by Nora Springs Ambulance for minor injuries. Rudd Fire assisted.

The second occurred at the Highway 18/218 intersection near Floyd. 

A westbound vehicle was attempting to turn north into Floyd and slid into a southbound semi stopped at the stop sign, the sheriff's office said. 

A woman was transported by AMR Ambulance to Floyd County Medical Center with minor injuries. Floyd Fire assisted.

The sheriff's office hasn't identified the people involved in the crashes, but said both vehicles were traveling too fast for the road conditions. 


Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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