Two Vehicles In Separate Fayette County Ditches
Fayette County sheriff's officials are investigating an accident in which a delivery truck was found in a ditch just east of Oelwein.
Authorities were notified of the accident along Iowa Highway 3 around 7 AM Monday (March 7, 2018). When they arrived, deputies found the 2012 Penske box truck in the ditch.
Sheriff's officials said the driver, 31 year old Britney Huffman of Cedar Falls, was eastbound when she lost control due to weather conditions. No one was injured, and damages totaled $2,000.
And a Fairbank man is being charged with causing an accident just west of Oelwein Sunday afternoon (March 11, 2018). Sheriff's officials received a report of a tow truck that was pulling a vehicle out the ditch near the 25,000 block of Rose Road around 4 PM.
An investigation determined that 20 year old Dennis Detweiler had been driving north about 4 AM, when he lost control of his Chevy Malibu. The car went into the ditch. No one was injured, but the vehicle was totaled.
Detweiler is being charged with Failure to Maintain Control.