Monday Accident DetailsWritten by Theresa Rose on February 21, 2017
On Monday February 20, 2017 at approximately 3:53 PM Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 1700 Grid of Highway 218.
An investigation into the accident determined that a semi-tractor trailer, owned by Curtis Sanders of Leavenworth, Kansas and operated by Paul Gooch of Owensville, Missouri; was traveling southbound when his vehicle rear-ended a 2008 Ford pickup truck, owned by JJ Nichting Company of Pilot Grove and operated by Michael Menke of Donnellson. The Nichting/ Menke vehicle was towing a trailer that was hauling an article of farm equipment.
There were no injuries reported during the investigation and as a result Mr. Gooch was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Both vehicles were considered a total loss.
Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa DOT Enforcement and Iowa State Patrol.