A two-vehicle head-on crash near Clermont Tuesday (Aug. 10), put a local man in the hospital.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, their office received a report of the traffic accident shortly after 3pm Tuesday (Aug. 10), northeast of Clermont, at the intersection of Highway 18 and 280th Street.

Photo from Fayette County Sheriff
Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

Responding deputies determined that 72 year old Gregory Scott Ptacek of West Union, was driving his 2000 Buick during a rain storm, when his car drifted into the oncoming lane and slammed head-on into a vehicle driven by 33 year old Cassie Marie Siebrecht of Clermont.

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Ptacek sustained only minor injuries; he was taken by Clermont Ambulance to Gunderson-Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

Both cars were considered total losses.

Ptacek is being charged with Crossing the Center Line.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene of the accident by the Clermont Fire Department, and Postville Ambulance Service.


A local Waterloo barber is providing free haircuts to students who will be returning to school this fall.

Barber Kenny Weekley will be spending Thursday afternoon at The Salvation Army on Franklin Street cutting kids' hair for free. Parents must call the Salvation Army by midafternoon Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the free haircuts.

Major Shannon Thies with the Salvation Army says the intent is to give children a fresh start to their school year. Masks must be worn when entering the building.

(info from Associated Press)

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