A Winthrop motorist has been charged with causing a one-vehicle rollover accident near Independence last week.


Buchanan County sheriff's officials were called to the scene just before 3 PM on Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2018). They responded to a single car accident on 205th Street, east of Independence.

Authorities said an investigation determined that the driver, Austin Ackerman of Winthrop, was traveling west, when he lost control of his vehicle.

According to sheriff's officials, the car came to a rest upside down after it rolled in a ditch.

Ackerman had minor injuries and did not require hospitalization, authorities said. He was cited for failure to maintain control.