Fayette Accident

On June 15, 2022, at 6:00 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-vehicle accident on T Ave. south of 30th Street. When deputies arrived, it was learned that a 2004 Pontiac driven by 32-year-old Kayla Rourke of Oelwein, was driving south on T Ave. when she went to pass a 1996 White farm tractor that was operated by 47-year-old Heath Gieselman, also of Oelwein. Gieselman was turning into a farm driveway as Rourke was passing the tractor. Rourke’s vehicle side swiped the tractor, went into the east ditch, and struck a power pole. No damage was reported to the tractor, and the car sustained approximately $3,000 worth of damage. No injuries were reported, and Kayla Rourke was cited for Unsafe Passing.