PRIMGHAR—No injuries were reported in collision between a semi and an SUV that resulted in an estimated $25,000 damage about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, on Highway 59 about a mile south of Primghar.
Twenty-six-year-old Robert Glen Rogers of Carroll was driving north in a 2012 International semi pulling a Pepsi trailer in freezing rain when the semi began to lose traction on the icy road and crossed the centerline, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
The semi struck a southbound 2013 Buick Enclave even though 43-year-old driver Amanda Renee Walljasper-Tate tried to avoid a collision by swerving toward the west ditch.
The semi spun 180 degrees and entered the west ditch facing south.
The Walljasper-Tate vehicle flipped onto its driver’s side and came to rest facing west in the west ditch.
Rogers was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle, which received an estimated $15,000 damage.
The Walljasper-Tate vehicle received an estimated $10,000 damage.
Another vehicle traveling behind the Walljasper-Tate vehicle avoided the collision by driving into the west ditch. No damage was reported to that vehicle.