Weekend Snow Causes Slick Roads, Accidents; One Subject Arrested

Floyd County Sheriff

Charles City, Iowa – Rain and snow made for some slick travel conditions on Saturday across the area.

On Saturday at 6:42am, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 202 mile marker for a two vehicle accident.

25 year old Gustavo Garcia of Mason City was traveling westbound in a 2002 Ford F-150 and lost control due to the ice covered over-pass.

Garcia entered the median and struck a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix that had entered the ditch prior to this incident. The grand Prix is owned by 23 year old James Ungs of Rockwell. Ungs was not present at the scene.

Both vehicles were considered a total loss.

Garcia was transported to Floyd County Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. He was cited for failure to have insurance and a valid drivers license. Garcia also had a no-bond warrant out of North Dakota for felony felonious restraint. He was booked into the Floyd County Jail to await extradition to North Dakota.

Also on Saturday at 12:57pm, Floyd County deputies responded to the 2500 block of Shadow Avenue for a single vehicle accident.

41 year old Rene Cuevas of Marble Rock was traveling northbound in a 2003 Ford Mustang and lost control due to the slush covered roads.

Cuevas’ vehicle entered the east ditch. Damage was estimated to be at around $1,500. No injuries were reported.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.