On 5/28/2021 at 6:28 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a two vehicle accident at Hwy 18 and Rose Road outside of Hawkeye. Once Deputies arrived they found that a Fed Ex truck driven by Tyler M Ledesma, age 27 of Cedar Falls was traveling West on Hwy 18 when his back tire came off and struck a 2013 Ford Escape driven by Kathryn M Patterson, age 79 of West Union. No injuries were reported, but damage to the vehicles were estimated to be over $4,000.00 Hawkeye Fire assisted at the scene.
On May 30, 2021 at approximately 8:13 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a hit and run property damage accident at Skip-Away Camp Ground in Clermont. Upon investigation it was determined Robert Bernard Steffen Jr was leaving the campground at approximately 3:30 AM on May 30 and driving a black 2015 Dodge Ram when he struck a gray 2015 Ford Fusion which was legally parked and unoccupied causing minor damage estimated to be less than $1000. Steffen was later located at a hotel in Clermont and interviewed about the incident. There were no injuries reported.