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06/13/2019

Lewis/Epling accident (PI)

On 6-11-2019 at 11:05 am, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office investigated a 2 vehicle accident at K-22/C-12 west of Craig, IA. Vehicle #1 was a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup operated by Brandon Lewis, age 18 of Walthill, NE. Vehicle #2 was a 2013 GMC utility van owned by McCormack Distributing of LeMars, IA and operated by Jerel Epling, age 68 of Merrill, IA.


Lewis was westbound on C12 and failed to stop at the stop sign at K22. Epling was northbound on K22. Lewis’ vehicle entered K22 and struck Epling’s vehicle causing Epling to enter the west ditch and the vehicle rolled onto its side. Damage to vehicle #1 was estimated at $5,000. Damage to vehicle #2 was estimated at $10,000. Epling, Lewis and a passenger, Christie Smith, age 71 of Craig, were transported by Ireton Ambulance to the Hawarden Hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

 
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