On November 28th, 2023, at approximately 2:25 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was called to the intersection of 260th Street and west Bound Highway 34 outside of New London for a two-vehicle collision. An investigation into the collision determined a 2007 Western Star, driven by James Prottsman of Mount Pleasant, was travelling west on Highway 34 and approaching the intersection of 260th Street. As the Western Star approached the intersection a 2019 Nissan Kick, driven by Robert Johnson of New London, entered Highway 34 and into the path of the Western Star.
A passenger in the Johnson vehicle reported being injured. The Western Star sustained disabling damage and the Nissan was considered a total loss. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Mr. Johnson received a citation for Fail to obey a stop sign and yield right of way.