The Buchanan County Sheriff has released information on 3 recent traffic accidents, in which the weather may have played a part.

On January 12th at about 8:30am, Buchanan County deputies were called to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 150, west of Rowley. A Ford Edge driven by Ashley Even of Rowley, went out of control, crossed the center line, and collided head-on with a pickup driven by Harold Knaack of Vinton. Even was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids with non-life threatening injuries, and Knaack was transported to the Independence hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Charges are pending.

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Last Monday (Jan. 14), shortly after 5:30pm, officers responded to a one vehicle accident in the 2900 block of Overland Avenue, southwest of Quasqueton. A 16 year old male was the driver; he lost control and drove into the ditch, where it rolled over, stopping upside down. No one was injured, but the 2004 Ford F-150 was totaled.

Photo from Buchanan Co. Sheriff

And on Tuesday (Jan. 15) at about midnight, deputies were called to an accident near the intersection of 220th Street and Henley Avenue, west of Independence. A pickup driven by Terry Hoffman of Washburn went out of control, entered the ditch and struck a fence. No one was injured, but Hoffman was charged with Failure to Maintain Control.