On Friday October 21st at around 8:50pm the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Highway 71 north of Highway 9.
Arthur Nohl (77) of Hancock, MN was driving a 2015 Ford F-150 northbound when he struck a cow standing in the roadway. The cow came to rest in the southbound lane. Daniel Penkert (71) of Council Bluffs, IA was driving a 2007 Saturn Vue southbound when he also struck the cow.
Nohl was uninjured. The damage to Nohl’s vehicle was estimated at $5,500. Penkert was possibly injured and his two passengers sustained minor or non-incapacitating injuries and were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The damage to Penkert’s vehicle was estimated at $5,000.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Spirit Lake Police Department, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance and Paramedics, and Superior Fire and Rescue.
On Thursday October 20th at around 12:49pm the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover accident in the 2300 block of Highway 71 just south of Milford.
Francis Hoffrichter (82) of Milford was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer northbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle traveled into the median, Hoffrichter then over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll on its side and slide back across both lanes of traffic. When the vehicle entered the east ditch it rolled again coming to rest on its wheels.
Hoffrichter was suspected of having minor or non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Milford Police Department, Dickinson County Emergency Management, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance and Paramedics and Milford Fire and Rescue.