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1 receives minor injuries when taxi van collides with Jeep

An employee driving for Becky's Vans was cited for failure to yield following a crash with minor injuries Saturday night on North Main Street in Mitchell, according to officials.

A jeep lays on its side at the intersection of the HWY 37 bypass and N. Main street on Saturday night in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
A jeep lays on its side at the intersection of the HWY 37 bypass and N. Main street on Saturday night in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

An employee driving for Becky's Vans was cited for failure to yield following a crash with minor injuries Saturday night on North Main Street in Mitchell, according to officials.

Brett Hart, 66, of Mitchell, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van on Main Street and was turning left onto the Highway 37 bypass, according to the Mitchell Police Division.

Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch said a 1985 Jeep, driven by Kenneth Chenoweth, 46, of Mitchell, was struck by the van, was knocked onto its passenger side and slid about 45 feet.

The Mitchell Police Division responded to the scene at 8:57 p.m.

Hart was cited for left-turning vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way, a Class 2 misdemeanor.

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Reinesch said an 11-year-old juvenile was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Jeep when it slid, but because everyone was wearing a seat belt there were no serious injuries.

Both Chenoweth and the juvenile passenger were up and out of the Jeep by the time emergency responders got to the scene. Chenoweth said his wrist hurt, but refused to treatment on site and told officials he would go to the hospital on his own, according to Reinesch.

Neither alcohol nor speed was a factor in the crash, but Reinesch emphasized that injuries were at a minimum due to the use of seat belts.

The Mitchell Police Division, Mitchell Fire and Rescue, Davison County Sheriff's Department and Highway Patrol responded.

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