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Runaway trailer smashes mailbox in Charles City; man cited

CHARLES CITY – A runaway trailer smashed a mailbox in Charles City and a man was cited with a misdemeanor for the accident.

On July 31, 2019 at 221 PM, officers with the Charles City Police Department investigated a single vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Cleveland Avenue.  A 2003 Ford F350 truck driven by 24-year-old Jordan Kellogg of Charles City was south bound on Cleveland Avenue when a red 1997 dump trailer came unhooked from his truck and ended up down the road on Cleveland Avenue in the east bound part of the shoulder.

There was no damage to the trailer and no one was injured in the accident, but,  the trailer had taken out a mail box in the 1400 block of Cleveland Avenue causing an estimated $100 in damages.

As a result, Clark was cited for failure to use proper tow equipment- a simple misdemeanor. The estimated damage to his truck was $1,000.00.

Police warned afterward, “Please always remember to hook up your safety chains on trailers. Just covered an accident on Cleveland Avenue which could have been much worse. Fortunately just a post and mailbox were struck.”

Photos via Charles City police department
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