Brooke Robertson | Johnson Publications

A Sept. 13 accident left Diana Tate’s 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser and a 2009 Chevrolet Impala owned by Paulsen, Inc. totaled.

Road work accident totals two vehicles

A two-vehicle accident involving a road construction vehicle occurred at 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 four miles north of Grant.

According to the accident report, Stephen Wyatt, 23, of Indianola, was driving north on Highway 61, preparing to distribute road cones in a red 2009 Chrvrolet Impala owned by Paulsen, Inc.

He pulled onto the shoulder to allow a line of vehicles to pass from the north. When attempting to turn around, he failed to see Diana Tate, 66, of Grant, still coming from the north in her maroon 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Tate swerved into the southbound lane to attempt to avoid a collision. The front of the Impala impacted the front right side of the Cruiser just over the center line. 

The Paulsen vehicle careened onto the southbound shoulder, and Tate’s vehicle swerved back and forth before eventually coming to rest in the northbound lane. 

Tate was transported to Perkins County Health Services by Perkins County Ambulance with shoulder and upper arm pain and later released. 

Airbags were deployed in Tate’s vehicle and she was wearing a seatbelt. Wyatt and his passenger Michelle Bishop of Genoa were not wearing seatbelts. 

Grant Volunteer Fire Department and Perkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. 

Both vehicles were totaled and towed.

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