Two vehicles were totaled in an accident that occurred at 9:47 a.m. on May 22.
Calvin McCarty, 19, of Hurdland, Mo. was traveling eastbound on 210th St. in his 2011 Dodge Ram pickup while looking at his cellphone to navigate and drifted into the oncoming lane.
Scott Mooney, 67, of Ottumwa was westbound in his Ford 2018 Ford Explorer and attempted to avoid McCarty by traveling into the ditch on the north side of the road.
McCarty’s pickup sideswiped Mooney’s Explorer and came to rest partially off the road. Mooney’s Explorer came to rest facing eastbound in the middle of the road.
Mooney’s air bags deployed. McCarty’s did not. Neither driver was injured.
Both vehicles suffered $10,000 in damages and were declared totaled. Both had to be towed away. Neither driver was injured.
Deputy Vernon Egenberger investigated the accident.