The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:20 PM, 35-year-old Jeffery Jasper of Ft. Dodge was eastbound on Highway 10, about four miles east of Paullina in a 2004 Dodge pickup. Forty-six-year-old Robert Barnett of Sandy, Oregon was westbound on Highway 10 in a 2013 Kia. Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Buss of Sioux Falls was eastbound on Highway 10 in a 2004 Honda. The report says there was blowing snow at the time and slush on the roadway.
The report says Jasper lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic. Barnett struck the Jasper pickup in the rear as it spun out in front of him. Buss, who was behind Jasper, also struck the Jasper pickup as it spun in front of him.
Jasper, Barnett, and a passenger in the Barnett car, 18-year-old Kaylee Barnett were transported to Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar, Jasper by Paullina Ambulance and the Barnetts by Sutherland Ambulance.
Jasper’s Dodge pickup received $4000 damage. Barnett’s Kia received $15,000 damage, and was totaled. Buss’s Honda received $2000 damage.
Jasper was charged with Failure To Maintain Control.