Three Escape Injury In Accident Involving Snowplow Near Hospers

Date posted - January 22, 2013

snowplow accidentHospers, Iowa — Three vehicles, one of them a snowplow, were damaged in an accident on Sunday (1/20), and their drivers were able to escape injury.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:35 AM, 46-year-old Rodney Olson of Paullina was driving a 2007 International snowplow for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He was traveling southbound on Highway 60, two miles north of Hospers, clearing snow from the roadway. Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Canoles of Sioux City was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, also southbound on Highway 60. He was following the snowplow. Fifty-eight-year-old Dennis Dietzler of Edina, MN was driving a 2007 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway 60 following Canoles’ vehicle. Canoles’ vehicle struck the rear of the snowplow; Dietzler’s vehicle then struck Canoles’ vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

The snowplow sustained $7,000 damage. The Chevrolet received $8,000 damage and the Dodge $5,000 damage.

Canoles was issued a citation for following too closely.

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