Clay County Snowdrift Accident

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred early last Friday morning.

After further investigation, it was determined that Rhonda Smith, of Dickens, who was driving a 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, was traveling westbound in the 2800 mile of HWY 18 when she crashed into a snowdrift.

She lost control and her vehicle began to spin, hitting a 2007 Hyundai Tucson, registered to Crystal Lopez, of Graettinger, who was not in the vehicle at the time. Lopez’s vehicle was stranded on the highway after becoming lodged in snowdrift during the blizzard overnight.

Her vehicle amounted to $10,000 in damages while Smith’s damage total racks up to $8,000. An investigation into the collision is still ongoing.