Slick Roads Contribute to O'Brien County Crashes

Fri 11-18-2016 []

(Primghar)-- Authorities in O'Brien county say ice and slush covered roads played a role in atleast two separate collisions in that county today (Fri.).

The first took place shortly after 8:00 am. Authorities say 14-year-old Reid Nelson of Sutherland was driving a 2002 Ford on Highway 59 when he lost control on the slush-covered road. The vehicle spun and wound up in the east lane where it was struck by 2004 Ford Explorer driven by 15-year-old Thomas Nelson of Sutherland.

No injuries were reported.

Reid Nelson was cited with failure to maintain control.

$1,500 in damage was estimated to the vehicle he was driving; the one driven by Thomas Nelson sustained an estimated $3,500 in damage.

The other collision took place shortly before 8:30 am near the intersection of O'Brien County Road B40 and 390th Street. Authorities say 34-year-old Corey Brewster of Sheldon was eastbound and slowed to allow vehicles ahead of him to turn. Deputies say as he started to accelerate the vehicle started to spin on the slush-covered road. It slid into the north ditch and rolled onto its top.

Brewster wasn't injured.

The vehicle, a 1998 GMC Jimmy, sustained about $4,000 in damage.