Hartley Man Flown To Sioux Falls After Accident

May City, Iowa — A Hartley man was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident on Wednesday near May City.
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The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that the accident happened at the intersection of 250th Street and 100th Avenue. That’s the Dickinson and Osceola County line, two miles north of the four-county point with Clay and O’Brien Counties.

They say about 9:45 AM on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 52-year-old Donald Hutzel of Hartley was driving a 2001 Buick Century northbound on 100th Avenue, while on duty for the US Postal Service on a delivery route. They report that 44-year-old Kent Bloomer of Merrill, Wisconson, was driving a 2013 Volvo semi westbound on 250th Street.

The two vehicles collided at the intersection. Hutzel was ejected from the vehicle. Hutzel was transported by Ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare and was later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Bloomer was not injured.

Both drivers’ views were obstructed by tall corn.

Damage was estimated at $10,000 to both vehicles.

Hutzel was cited on a charge of failure to yield to a vehicle on the right.

The Lakes Regional Ambulance crew, Everly Rescue crew, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, and Bob’s Auto Body of Milford assisted at the scene.

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