Ice, Snow Leads to Spate of Accidents Saturday
Inclement weather and ice-covered roads Saturday resulted in a string of weather-related accidents throughout Gillette.
Just after 10 a.m., a 22-year-old male driver of a 2005 Ford Mustang, traveling too fast for conditions, collided with the back of a 2018 Ford, driven by a 23-year-old female, at the intersection of Highway 59 and Sassick Street. According to Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson, the 23-year-old complained of neck pain but refused treatment at the scene. The male was cited for speed too fast for conditions with estimated damages to the vehicles over $1,000.
About 30 minutes later, a 33-year-old female in a gold 2007 Chevy van collided with a white 2004 Acura driven by a 19-year-old male. The male was stopped at a stop sign preparing to enter Lakeway Road. The female was attempting to turn right when she slid on the ice into the rear driver’s side quarter panel of the Acura. There were no injuries, according to GPD.
Across town, just after 11 a.m., a 46-year-old male driving westbound down Westover Road slid off the road near the corner of Fairway Drive, hitting a barbed wire fence. No citations were issued, GPD stated, with estimated damages under $1,000.
Another crash occurred just before noon when a 77-year-old female struck a vent pipe at Butler Spaeth Road and the intersection of Highway 14-16. The driver had attempted to turn the corner but slid through the intersection, striking the pipe. She was cited for speed too fast for conditions. Estimated damages to the vent pipe are $150, according to GPD, and over $1,000 to the vehicle.
The final weather-related accident Saturday occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lakeway and 4-J roads. The 24-year-old female driver of a 2016 Dodge SUV slid while breaking and collided with a 2019 Ford pickup. The female driver was cited for speed too fast for conditions with estimated damages are over $1,000.