It was a very busy 8 hours for deputies in Fayette County on Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017).

Because of the freezing rain and snow, officers responded to numerous vehicles in the ditches throughout the county between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Only minor damage was done, and no injuries were reported.

One of the accidents involved three vehicles, including one owned by an area television station.


It happened west of Fayette on Iowa Highway 93; an eastbound vehicle driven by 57-year-old Robert Fagle of Fayette went out of control on the icy road, crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Patricia Dietz of Sumner. Fagle's vehicle also struck a vehicle behind Dietz, driven by 23-year-old Daniel Hampe of Iowa Falls, and owned by KWWL-Channel 7.

Dietz was taken by private vehicle to be checked out at the Sumner hospital; no one else was injured. The accident remains under investigation.

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