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Minor injuries and citations after car crashes in Charles City

Police estimate damage to the four vehicles at $25,000.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 12:49 PM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Police had to deal with two significant car crashes Wednesday afternoon.

The first happened just after 4 pm at the intersection of 8th Avenue and I Street. Charles City police say Rebekah Gasso, 36 of Charles City, was driving east and was hit by the southbound vehicle driven by Michelle Ferch, 63 of Floyd. Ferch was cited for failing to yield to the vehicle on the right and police say some minor injuries were treated at the scene. Officers say both vehicles suffered major damage and estimate it to about $20,000 combined.

Another two-vehicle collision then happened around 4:45 pm. Police say Dianne Blackburn, 72 of Charles City, was stopped at the intersection of Highland Avenue and 1st Avenue. Officers say as Blackburn moved into the intersection, she was struck by the eastbound vehicle driven by Theresa Rand, 52 of Charles City. Rand was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign. Police estimate the damage to both vehicles at around $5,000.

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