Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg reported that inclement winter weather was a major cause of a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Monday morning.
At 7:52 a.m., sheriff's personnel were contacted about a two-vehicle accident at a location in a ditch along SD-34 near the Dakota Ethanol plant south of Wentworth.
Jessica Farrell, 27, of Madison was traveling east on SD-34 in a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire. Farrell slowed down for a snowplow on the highway in front of her, lost control of her car, and began to slide on the roadway.
Cynthia Benshoof, 28, of Madison was also driving east on the highway in a 2005 Chevrolet Impala behind Farrell. Benshoof's car struck the front of the Pontiac as it lost control in the roadway. Both vehicles went off the highway and landed in the north ditch along SD-34.
Both drivers said they were traveling at 35 mph on the highway.
The damage to Farrell's was estimated at $1,000. Benshoof's Impala also received damages estimated at $1,000.
Both vehicles were towed out of the ditch, but the accident damage did not prevent the drivers from driving the cars from the accident scene.
No one reported injuries from the accident. Officers did not issue any traffic citations.