The Clay County Sheriff's Office was called out at approximately 2:49 p.m. to a four vehicle accident in the 2800 mile of Highway 71. Brent Harris was driving northbound in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, and failed to see a vehicle slowing and struck the rear bumper area of a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Jeanette Raveling. The initial impact pushed Raveling's vehicle into a 2002 Buick Lesabre driven by Nancy Welly who was waiting to make a left hand turn. Jessie Brustares, who was driving a 1993 Ford Tempo, failed to see the accident and struck Harris's vehicle in the rear bumper area. Two of the drivers suffered minor injuries .
Fostoria Fire and Rescue, Spencer Fire and Rescue, Spencer Hospital Paramedics, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted. Citations were issued for failure to stop in a safe and assured distance.
Wilder, MN (KICD)--A Lakefield woman is injured in a Saturday evening mishap in Jackson County.
The Minnesota State Patrol says 62-year-old Carol Krueger was heading west on Highway 60 on the west edge of Wilder at 7:12 in a 2006 Honda Accord. Krueger went into the median, overcorrected back onto the westbound lanes and back through the median, then across the eastbound lanes, before heading over the railroad tracks and landing in the eastbound ditch.
Krueger was taken to the Sanford Hospital in Windom with minor injuries.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office assisted on scene.
Estherville, IA (KICD)--A Jackson woman leads the Emmet County Sheriff's Office on a pursuit early Thursday evening.
Around 5:20 an on patrol Deputy came across a lines of eastbound vehicles Highway 9 east of Estherville. The lead car was crossing over the centerline and at times was completely in the oncoming lane. The driver, 33-year-old Jamie Lynn Gilmore, turned south onto 430th Avenue and did not stop after the Deputy put his lights on. Gilmore then turned onto A-33 and was blocked in after stopping.
GIlmore was arrested for OWI and a Dickinson County warrant for failure to appear on a 4th degree theft charge. She was booked into Emmet County jail.
Seney, IA (KICD)--A train derailment takes place in Plymouth County this morning.
Shortly after 9:00 several 911 calls came in regarding a train derailment just south of Seney along Highway 60. Law enforcement arrived on the scene and was able to speak with the conductor of the Union Pacific Train. It was immediately identified to be a non-life threatening situation. No train personnel were injured and all of the derailed units were grain cars that were empty posing no threat to the public or motorists.
Twenty one rail cars were involved and clean up will begin by the railroad. The UP railroad will be conducting the investigation into the reason why the train derailed.
Le Mars Police and Fire, the Iowa DOT, and Iowa State Patrol assisted on scene.