Two Vehicles Involved in Lee County Accident

On September 20, at approximately 3:15 pm, Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched near the area of mile marker 265 on Highway 61 in the southbound lanes to investigate a two car accident. Deputies arrived on scene and found the southbound lanes blocking traffic. There was a hay wagon that had been pulled by one of the vehicles on its side. James Walljasper of Montrose said he was driving south bound in the outermost lane on Highway 61, pulling the hay wagon. Walljsper said he saw the other vehicle quickly approaching the rear of his wagon. According to Walljasper the other driver, James Karaff of Donnellson,¬† attempted to swerve at the last second, but that vehicle hit the wagon causing it to disconnect and then impact the side of the vehicle. Karaff¬† was cited for following too close.