Personal Injury Accident Near Wahpeton Involving Two Vehicles - 6/6/16

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On Monday June 6, 2016 at around 4:31pm the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury accident involving two vehicles near the intersection of Highway 86 and Edgewood Drive.

Melissa Mills (20) of Rochester, MN was northbound on Highway 86 driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. Mills signaled to turn at Edgewood Drive and began to make the turn. Mills then turned back onto Highway 86. Andre Shaya (46) of Marion, SD. Shaya was driving a 2010 Freightliner semi with a trailer. Shaya was also northbound on Highway 86 and went to pass Mills in the southbound lane as she was turning towards Edgewood Drive. As Shaya was passing Mills, Mills turned back onto Highway 86 and collided with Shaya.

Mills and two passengers reported injuries and were transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare to be treated. No other injuries were reported.

Mills was cited for unsafe turn or fail to give a turn signal. Shaya was cited for prohibited passing.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Milford Police Department, Arnolds Park Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Milford Fire Department, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance, Bob’s Auto Body in Milford, Jenning’s Tow & Repair in Spirit Lake, and L&C Tire in Spirit Lake.