Fayette Accidents

On November 12, 2022, at 7:19AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near the round-a-bout on Hwy 3 by Starmont High School. When the Deputy arrived, it was learned that 38-year-old Adam Meirick on Milwaukee, Wisconsin was driving through the round-a-bout in a 2018 Cadillac XT5 when he lost control due to icy road conditions and went into the ditch. There was approximately $1500 damage to Meirick’s vehicle. Before the deputy arrived, a 2015 Ford Fusion operated by 65-year-old Cynthia Rima of Oelwein, slid along the same path as the first vehicle and struck the curb outside of the round-a-about and broke the wheel off the car. Rima’s vehicle did not collide with Meirick’s vehicle. Rima’s vehicle sustained around $500 in damage. No injuries were reported, and these accidents remain under investigation. (photos)

On 11-13-22 at approximately 1:19 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a vehicle that hit a light pole near Casey’s General Store in the City of Clermont and the driver and passenger had left the scene. The driver was later located and upon further investigation the driver of the 2013 Ford Edge, Kirsten K. Richardson, 30 of West Union, was traveling south and missed the curve. The vehicle went off the roadway and stuck a light pole causing damage to the vehicle and light pole. Richardson was transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union to be treated for her injuries. This incident remains under investigation and charges are pending. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Clermont Ambulance Service and Alliant Energy.

On November 12, 2022, at approximately 5:49 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle vs deer accident in the 12,000 block of Highway 3; approximately two miles east of Oelwein. After further investigation, it was determined that Jocelyn Amarette Cook, age 34 of Fort Madison, was traveling east bound in a 2017 GMC Acadia when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The GMC received approximately $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported.