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Three vehicle accident causes over $10,000 in damages

Posted: Mon, Nov 25, 2019 8:03 AM

Three vehicles were involved in an accident on Montgomery Street in Decorah Friday afternoon.

Decorah Police say 17-year-old Kurtis Gehling of Decorah was adjusting the controls of his radio as he approached the intersection of Highway 9.  He ran into the back of a stopped vehicle owned by 37-year-old Amy Decker of Cresco.  The force of the collision pushed Decker's vehicle into another stopped vehicle, this one owned by 53-year-old Joanna Hartz of Decorah.

A passenger in Decker's car, 29-year-old Heather Thornton of Cresco, was injured and taken to Winneshiek Medical Center with suspected minor injuries.

Gehling was ticketed for Failure to Maintain Control of a Vehicle.  The accident did $10,600 in damages.