CUSTER COUNTY— An accident that took place on Monday, April 29 resulted in medical transport to Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center and the totaling of two vehicles. Monte Michaelson and Leslie Michaelson were traveling north in two separate vehicles on Highway 183, 12-14 miles south of Ansley around 4 AM.
According to the accident report, Monte, who was in the first vehicle, swerved into the southbound lane to avoid cattle that had made their way onto the road. Monte was unable to avoid one of the bovine and stuck it with the front of his vehicle.
Leslie, who was following behind Monte, stated that she saw Monte swerve, but was unable to stop quickly enough to avoid running into the back of Monte’s vehicle after he had hit one of the cattle.
According to police logs, Monte stated that after the collision neither he nor Leslie were able to get out of their vehicles and that they both could be injured. Ansley Fire and Rescue along with Mason City Rescue units were dispatched to the scene.
An Ansley ambulance transported one individual to Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center with unknown injuries. Hunter’s Towing and Repair was contacted to remove the vehicles from the roadway.