Buchanan County sheriff's officials are now releasing details of two traffic accidents in which icy roads from last week's wintry weather were apparent factors.

The crashes occurred about two hours apart on Nov. 19.

The latest one happened around 4:30 PM on the Brandon Diagonal, south of Independence. Authorities said a pickup, driven by a 15-year-old from Rowley, went out of control. The vehicle went into a ditch and rolled, and struck a utility pole before coming to rest upside down.

The teen was taken to the Independence hospital with minor injuries. Deputies charged him with failure to maintain control and violation of a school permit.

Photo from Buchanan Co. Sheriff
Photo from Buchanan Co. Sheriff

The earlier crash occurred around 2:15 PM at the intersection of Nolan Avenue and Linn-Buchanan Road, southeast of Rowley.

Sheriff's officials said a car, driven by Kaytlyn Frasher of Walker, slid on icy pavement. The vehicle passed a stop sign and went into the intersection, where it broadsided a dump truck driven by Robert Arp of Walker.

No one was injured and no charges were filed.

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