On June 19, 2022, at approximately 3:57am a Fayette County Deputy located a vehicle rollover accident on 147th Street near Cedar Road; approximately half a mile east of Wadena. After further investigation, it was found that Abdikani Mohamed Osman, age 23 of Dubuque, was traveling south bound in a 2013 Ford Escape SEL when he lost control entered the east side ditch and rolled the Ford multiple times. The Ford is a total loss at approximately $13,000 damage. Osman received serious injuries and was transported to Gundersen Palmer Hospital in West Union. Upon further investigation Osman was also found to be intoxicated. Once Osman was medically treated, he was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor) and Failure to Maintain Control (Simple Misdemeanor). Osman was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance from a Magistrate Judge. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Wadena First Responders, Wadena Fire Department, and Gundersen Ambulance.
On 6/19/22 at 1:32 PM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 3 west of Alberta Rd. An investigation determined that Madelyn Angeline Barber age 26 from Iowa City was operating a 2009 Nissan Murano westbound on Hwy 3 and was attempting to make a left hand turn into a private driveway. Barber failed to see an eastbound 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage operated by Katie Ann Brooks age 36 from Manchester. Both vehicles collided in the roadway. Brooks was transported to Regional Medical Center in Manchester for non-life threatening injuries. Barber was cited for Fail to yield upon making a left hand turn. Both vehicle are considered a total loss. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Strawberry Pt. Police, Strawberry Pt Fire Dept, Strawberry Pt Ambulance and B& L Auto Body