Accident injures two

Accident injures two by M. Jill Sundstrom A two-car accident Wednesday, one mile east of Meckling on Highway 50, injured the drivers of both vehicles.

The accident occurred at about 9 a.m.

A 1987 Chevy Celebrity, driven by Jennifer Kaiser, 23, of Mission Hill, rear-ended a 1987 Ford pickup driven by Darrel Benson, 79, of Vermillion.

�Both were east-bound and by estimation, it appeared that Benson was traveling at about 41 mph, and Kaiser was going the speed limit,� said Clay County Sheriff�s Deputy Andy Howe, who investigated the accident. �She reported that she did not see him.�

Both drivers were taken to Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus. Benson was then transferred to a Sioux City hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown, Howe said. Kaiser was treated and released.

�She was wearing a seatbelt and I believe that directly contributed to her lack of injuries,� Howe said.

Both drivers were alone in their vehicles which received extensive damage. Traffic on Highway 50 was re-routed for about 20 minutes following the accident, which is still under investigation.

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