The Fayette County Sheriff reports numerous recent accidents, most involving slick road conditions, as well as vehicles crashing into deer.


The latest accident happened Tuesday (Feb. 19), north of Wadena on Derby Road. A vehicle driven by 29 year old Corrina Drips collided with a deer, and due to road conditions, she lost control and ended up in a nearby ditch. No one was injured, and her 2015 Chevrolet Equinox had $2,000 in damage.

On Sunday (Feb. 17) at about 5pm, deputies were called to a vehicle in the ditch on Neon Road, just east of Oelwein. An SUV driven by 68 year old Patricia Taylor of rural Oelwein, lost traction, sliding into the ditch. No one was injured; her 2015 Suburu Forester sustained $1,000 in damage.

Saturday morning (Feb. 16), at about 9:30am, the sheriff was called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of "R" Avenue and 220th Street, north of Hawkeye. A pickup driven by 60 year old Mark Diemer of Hawkeye failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a van driven by 69 year old Darlyn Hoover of Oelwein. Hoover and four of her pasengers were taken to the West Union hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Diemer was not hurt. Both vehicles were totaled. Diemer is being charged with Failure to Yield at a Stop Sign.

And Saturday night at about 7pm, deputies responded to a car/deer accident on Highway 150, north of West Union. 53 year old Ryan Rand of Mount Vernon was going south when he struck the deer with his 2008 Ford Taurus. No one was injured, and the car had $1,500 in damages.