Accident Report: Friday evening freezing rain causes rollovers

Jan. 3 at about 6:45 p.m., Eric Christensen, 35, Woonsocket hit a deer. He was driving a Butler Machinery, Fargo, ND, 2012 Chevy F250 northbound on Hwy. 37 near the 236th St. intersection. There was about $1,000 damage to the pickup and no injuries.
On Jan. 3 at 9 p.m., Alex Muilenburg, 19, of Alpena was traveling eastbound on 230th St. on icy conditions from fresh rain freezing on the road. He was driving too fast for the slippery conditions and the vehicle skidded off the road and rolled over on its top. There was $4,000 damage to his 1994 Isuzu Trooper and a possible injury.
Jan. 3 at 8:15 p.m., Christopher Kuntz, 25, Huron, was traveling west on Hwy. 34. He hit black ice from fresh rain as he went around a curve, slid sideways then hit the hard gravel edge, causing him to roll over. There was about $8,500 damage done to his 2004 Ford Ranger. No injuries.
On Dec. 27, just after 11 a.m., Sara Gardner, 40, of Inwood, Iowa hit a deer while traveling south on Hwy. 37, a half-mile north of 240th St. There was $4,300 damage to the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix she was driving, which is owned by Renee Gardner of Canton. No injuries.
On Dec. 20 just before 10 p.m., Lexi Olinger, 18, Wessington Springs, hit a deer while traveling north on Hwy. 37. There was $6,000 damage to the 2007 Buick Lucerne she was driving, owned by Curtis Olinger of Wessington Springs. No injuries.
Dec. 16 at 6:15 p.m., Michael Hanson, 66, of Fedora hit a deer on Hwy. 34 causing $1,000 damage to his 2007 Dodge Ram. No injuries.
On Dec. 7 at a quarter to six p.m., Kaison Thies, 17, Huron, hit a deer while traveling east on Hwy. 34 near 403rd Ave. There was $4,000 damage to his 2010 Toyota Corolla. No injuries.

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