12/31/20: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents


December 31, 2020

• Vehicle struck from behind

Whiteout conditions contributed to an accident that occurred on Dec. 23 at 1:35 p.m.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 2021 Hyundai driven by Jeri Wescott, 61, of Hartley, was stopped in the 1200 mile of Highway 18 due to whiteout conditions. Her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2018 Toyota driven by Luis Martin Cota, 43, of Sibley.

No injuries were reported. Damage to the Hyundai, owned by Kirk Wescott, was estimated at $5,000 and damage to the Toyota, owned by Dethmers Manufacturing, was listed at $7,000.

• Collide head-on in blizzard


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