A traffic accident near Arlington put a Postville woman in the hospital.


According to the Fayette County Sheriff, the accident happened at about 6pm Wednesday (July 10), at the intersection of Highway 3 and "G" Avenue, south of Arlington.

A vehicle driven by 32 year old Maria Lopez, pulled out from a stop sign, into the path of a truck driven by 19 year old Anthony Oterkamp of Dubuque, which broadsided Lopez's vehicle, sending it into a nearby ditch, where it rolled onto it's top.

Lopez was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein to be treated for minor injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.

Lopez was charged with Failure to Yield when Entering a Highway, and Driving Without a Valid License.