Ocheyedan, Iowa — Details are finally starting to emerge about an accident that happened a week ago. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has advised us that they handled an accident in which a Melvin man was injured.
They report that on Monday, March 10th, about 10 PM, 38-year-old Dennis Barie of Melvin was driving a 1997 Chevy pickup westbound, two miles southwest of Ocheyedan on 170th Street, when he struck a deer and ran off the road to the right.
Barie overcorrected and the pickup crossed the centerline striking the south side of the bridge guard railing. Barie was ejected from the vehicle while it returned to the north side of the bridge striking the guard rail on that side also.
Barie was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by the Sibley Ambulance.
He was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Open Container as a Driver, and No Insurance.
There was $6000 damage to the vehicle and $1000 damage to the bridge.