(HARLAN) The Harlan Police Department responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 59 Friday.
According to the report, Chancey Plagman of Harlan was driving westbound on Durant and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 59. Plagman waited for several cars to go by and then proceeded to turn south onto Highway 59. A vehicle driven by Wesley Houser of Eagle Grove was northbound on Highway 59 when Plagman pulled away from the intersection. Plagman’s vehicle made contact with the rear of Houser’s vehicle. Houser was treated at the scene by Medivac Ambulance.
The Harlan Fire Department had been dispatched to assist with traffic control and clean up. While on scene, Plagman’s vehicle caught fire and was quickly extinguished by the Fire Department. Plagman was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Entering a Through Highway.