Accident in Butler County Sends One to Hospital

A Charles City resident started their work week with a car accident in Butler County. The accident happened in the Shell Rock city limits on Highway 3.

61-year-old Lee Winter of Charles city was traveling westbound in his semi-tractor trailer when the rear of his vehicle was struck by 42-year-old Anna Schmitz of Ionia. Schmitz had crossed the center line causing the accident.

Schmitz was taken to the Waverly Hospital and authorities believe that her seatbelt saved her life.

There is currently an investigation ongoing and charges are pending.


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