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Collision sends man’s car crashing though Estherville HyVee store, injuring two

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A man drove his car through the front of a HyVee store in Estherville Thursday morning, injuring two people.

On the 22nd of June at around 8:46 AM officers of the Estherville Police Department were dispatched to Hy-Vee located at 1221 Central Avenue for a vehicle that had just driven through the front of the store.  Upon arriving on scene officers observed a white 1995 Chevy Lumina driven by Robert Stump of Estherville inside of the Hy-Vee store.  Officers observed heavy damage to the outside and inside of the store.

After speaking with witnesses it was determined that the vehicle operated by Stump was attempting to leave the parking area of the store.  After placing the vehicle into drive Stump accelerated into a parked unattended vehicle owned by John and Joan Swanson of Estherville and then continued through the front of the store.  The vehicle then spun around inside of the store before coming to rest after striking a steel support beam inside of the store.  

Stump was cited for Failure to Maintain Control of a motor vehicle and he did not sustain any injuries during the incident.  Two individuals from inside of the store, Jimmie Jackson of Graettinger and Diana Vonhagen of Estherville, were transported to Avera Holy Family for non-incapacitating injuries.  

Damages to Stump’s vehicle were estimated at around $3,500, the damages to Swanson’s vehicle was listed at $3,500, and the damages to the store were estimated at around $20,000.  The Estherville Police Department was assisted on scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Estherville Ambulance Service, and the Estherville Fire Department.

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