Crash on East Edge of Spirit Lake Sends One Person to Hospital

Wed 11-30-2016 IA"], ["252nd Ave. & Hwy 9 Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-- A two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon on the east edge of Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

The Spirit Lake Police Department says 93-year-old Leon McCoy of Spirit Lake was driving a 2005 Cadillac northbound on 252nd Avenue when he pulled into the intersection with Highways 9 and 71 and collided with a 2008 Chevrolet driven by 21-year-old Ashley Lindell of Estherville, who was westbound on Highways 9 & 71.

McCoy was injured in the collision and was taken by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare. No injuries were reported to Lindell.

$5,000 in damage was estimated to the vehicle driven by McCoy; damage to Lindell's vehicle was put at $8,000.

McCoy was cited with failure to obey a stop sign.

The collision took place shortly after 2:00 pm.