Injury accident 8-5-2015

Last Updated: Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 9:45AM on August 5, 2015 at the intersection of 250 St and 100 Ave.

Donald Hutzel (52), of Hartley Iowa, was driving a 2001 Buick Century northbound on 100 Ave. Kent Bloomer (44), of Merrill WI, was driving a 2013 Volvo Tractor/trailer westbound on 250 St. The two vehicles collided at the intersection. Hutzel was ejected from the vehicle. Hutzel was transported by Ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare with incapacitating injuries and later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital. Bloomer was not injured. Both driver's view was obstructed by tall corn. Hutzel was on duty for the US Postal service on a delivery route. Damage was estimated at $10,000 to both vehicles. Hutzel was cited for failure to yield to a vehicle on the right.

DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

  • LRH Ambulance
  • Everly Rescue
  • Clay County Sheriff
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Bob's Auto Body of Milford