Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department and the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office.
*An accident happened shortly before 12:45 p.m. last Thursday at the intersection of Flindt Drive and East 5th Street. A 1995 Jeep, driven by Don McVinua, 68, 401 West 8th Street, Storm Lake, was stopped southbound in the turning lane on Flindt Drive waiting to turn left. A 1997 Chevy, driven by Lynette Kroeker, 29, Manitoba, Canada, was southbound on Flindt Drive, entering into the turning lane and the vehicles collided. Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the McVinua vehicle and $2,500 to the Kroeker vehicle.
*An accident occurred at the intersection of Seneca Street and Bair Street shortly before 7 p.m. last Thursday. A 1998 Toyota, driven by Suzanne Mendoza, 51, Glendale Heights, Ill., was southbound on Seneca Street and entered the intersection. A 1990 Chevy, driven by Delores Pesina-Ibarra, 32, 307 Superior Street, Storm Lake, was westbound on Bair Street. The vehicles collided when both cars attempted to stop on icy road conditions. Damage was estimated at $2,500 to the Mendoza vehicle and $250 to the Pesina-Ibarra vehicle.
*Shortly before 8 a.m. last Friday, an accident occurred at the intersection of Flindt Drive and Russell Street. A 1992 Toyota, driven by Liene Phommasene, 52, 320 Hudson Street, Storm Lake, was northbound on Russell Street, proceeding through the intersection when a 1999 Volkswagon, driven by Kathleen Stuckel, 16, 1012 Oak Lane, Storm Lake, was southbound on Russell Street, attempting to turn east onto Flindt Drive and the vehicles collided. Stuckel was charged with Failure to Yield Upon Left Turn. Damage was estimated at $500 to the Phommasene vehicle and $2,500 to the Stuckel vehicle.
*An accident happened in the 600 block of West Milwaukee Avenue shortly after 3:15 p.m. Friday. A 1993 Buick, driven by Traci Larson, 33, Marathon, was eastbound on West Milwaukee Avenue when a 1999 Ford, driven by Tamie Gaes, 42, 725 Grand Avenue, Storm Lake, was exiting a private drive when her vehicle slid on the ice into traffic on West Milwaukee and collided with the Larson vehicle. Damage was estimated at $7,000 to the Gaes vehicle and $4,300 to the Larson vehicle.
*At 3:21 p.m. Friday, an accident occurred in the Laundry Basket parking lot, 1126 Lake Avenue. A 1985 Chevy, driven by Susana Rodarte, 23, 827 Lake Avenue #A, Storm Lake, was attempting to back up from her parking spot and had her car in drive and struck the Laundry Basket building. Damage was estimated at $600 to the building and none to the Rodarte vehicle.
*Shortly before 3:30 p.m. last Friday, an accident happened at the intersection of West Milwaukee Avenue and Michigan Street. A 1995 Jeep, driven by Jan Culbertson, 47, 149 Stoney Point Drive, Storm Lake, was eastbound on West Milwaukee Avenue in the outside lane. A 1984 Oldsmobile, driven by Sherry Lenhart, 51, Alta, was westbound on West Milwaukee Avenue, attempting to turn south onto Michigan Street but was unable to see the Culbertson vehicle because of a semi that was eastbound in the inside lane blocked her view causing the vehicles to collided. Lenhart was charged with Fail to Yield Left Turn. Damage was estimated at $1,800 to the Culbertson vehicle and $900 to the Lenhart vehicle.
*Sometime between the hours of 9:15 and 11 p.m. last Friday, a hit and run accident happened in the Storm Lake Bowl parking lot, 1326 Michigan Street. A 989 Pontiac, owned by Michael Buehler, Early, was parked in the parking lot when an unknown vehicle struck it and left the scene. Damage to the Buehler vehicle was estimated at $800.