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Friday, January 20, 2023

Personal Injury Accident 1-19-23

On January 19, 2023 at around 11:16am, the DCSO responded to a personal injury accident involving two vehicles in the 1600 block of Highway 9.

Diane Kletsch (59), of Valley Falls Kansas, was westbound on Highway 9 driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.  Kletsch lost control of the vehicle, crossed the centerline, and struck a vehicle that was eastbound.  Tana Nozka (43), of Lake Park, was eastbound on Highway 9, driving a 2016 Mercedes Benz C300, when Kletsch struck her on the driver’s side of her vehicle.

Nozka was extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means and sustained serious or incapacitating injuries.  Nozka was transported by ambulance to the hospital.  Nozka also had a dog in the vehicle that was transported to the veterinarian.  No injuries were reported from Kletsch.

The DCSO was assisted by the Dickinson County Emergency Management, Lake Park Fire Department, Iowa DNR, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance, and Jennings Tow & Repair.