Two people were transported for treatment of suspected minor injuries following a two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at U.S. Highway 30 and Zephyr Avenue, west of Ralston, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, they learned that a 2011 Chrysler Town and Country van, driven by 76-year-old Kent Douglas Walters of Audubon, was westbound and slowing to turn south onto Zephyr Avenue. A 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 53-year-old Mary Kathryn Hughes of Coon Rapids, was also westbound, behind Walters, but failed to notice the van was slowing and rear-ended it. The impact caused Walters to spin into Zephyr Avenue and Hughes to come to rest on the shoulder of the highway. Both vehicles suffered functional damage. Walters and an unidentified passenger in his vehicle were transported to St. Anthony Regional Hospital by Carroll County Emergency Medical Services. Hughes was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of financial liability.
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