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Serious injuries avoided in crash near Duncombe

-Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Peter Kaspari
Trooper Josh Missman, left, and Sgt. Wes Niles, of the Iowa State Patrol, investigate a collision just east of Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon.

DUNCOMBE — A woman was hurt in a two-vehicle collision east of Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened around 4:23 p.m.

Deputy Justin Wood, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, said a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Felicia Phillips, was eastbound on 200th Street, sometimes referred to as Old Highway 20, and was preparing to turn into a driveway at 3137 200th St.

At the same time, a 2014 Dodge Dart, driven by Marguerite Frederiksen, was westbound on the same road.

Wood said Fredericksen turned in front of Phillips, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Peter Kaspari
Rescuers from area fire departments look over two vehicles that were involved in a collision Thursday afternoon.

Phillips was not injured, while Fredericksen was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. Wood didn’t know the extent of her injuries, but said they were believed to be minor.

No citations have been issued, but Wood said the crash is still under investigation.

While the accident was being investigated, traffic on 200th Street was reduced to the eastbound lane.

Assisting the Webster County Sheriff’s Department on scene were the Iowa State Patrol, Vincent Fire Department, Duncombe Fire Department and an ambulance from the Fort Dodge Fire Department.

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