Friday, April 9, 2021

Denison Police Reporting Trio of Thursday Incidents

The Denison Police Department is reporting three incidents involving traffic that took place on Thursday.

The first happened around 11:30 a.m. when 41-year-old Tabitha Towne of Denison was waiting at the Casey's General Store parking lot exit for traffic to subside so that she could merge into the eastbound lane of Highway 30. A vehicle in the westbound right lane stopped and invited Towne to merge across traffic into the eastbound lane. Towne began to do so but then noticed that 68-year-old Mary Wendt of Denison was not stopping for her in the westbound left lane. That is when Wendt's 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier colided with Towne's 2018 Dodge Durango. The Cavalier had to be towed away with heavy damage and an estimated repair cost of $2,500. The Durango was driven away but will also require about $2,500 to fix. No injuries were reported.

The second incident took place at just after noon when 58-year-old Randy Brown of Denison was southbound on 8th Street in a 1998 Chevrolet C35 pickup. Police say 31-year-old Juan Zamora was backing from the south driveway to D&J Trailer Court in a 2003 Ford Windstar minivan and into the path of Brown. The pickup struck the rear of the minivan and continued south before coming to a halt on the west shoulder. The minivan spun around and came to rest on 8th Street. Repairs to the Chevrolet are expected to cost around $3,500 while the minivan is totaled.

The third public release states that 25-year-old Todd Vanthof of Morris, Minnesota was underground working on some gas pipes near Arrowhead Drive at just before 1:30 p.m. A vehicle drove over the manhole and struck Vanthof with an unknown object at the time. The vehicle was later described as a grey older model Trailblazer with an older female driving it. The report says she was dragging a cone under her vehicle and left the scene after getting out to look for what made the sound. Vanthof was transported to the emergency room by an off-duty EMT with a small gash on his head and abrasion on his eyebrow.

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