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Hwy 86 - Stateline crash 9-8-12

DCSO investigated a two vehicle accident on Hwy 86 at the MN/IA border.  The accident occurred at approximatley 5:53PM on September 8, 2012. 


Benjamin Busser (24) of Brookings SD was driving a 2006 Chev Cobalt southbound on Hwy 86.  Alma Theis (37) of Lakefield MN was Driving a 2006 Jeep northbound on Hwy 86.  Busser drove off the right side of the road, hit the shoulder and lost control.  Busser's vehicle crossed the centerline and struck Theis' vehicle, forcing her off the roadway into the ditch.  Busser was treated and released on scene for non-incapacitating injuries.  Theis was transported by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare with non-incapacitating injuries.


Busser was cited for failure to maintain control. 

Damage estimates: 

Busser, 2006 Chev  $5000

Theis, 2006 Jeep  $5000


DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

Spirit Lake Ambulance

Spirit Lake First Responders

Spirit Lake Fire Department

Jennings Repair & Tow


Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946