Accident with injuries
Lincoln County Fire Protection District firefighters assisted Northwest Fire Protection District (Silex) on a motor vehicle accident Jan. 21 at Hwy. 61 and Hwy. B and E junction. Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles when firefighters arrived and quickly extricated the men. According to the Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer was northbound on Hwy. 61 driven by Mark Jewell, 46, of Goldfield, Iowa and the pick up truck, driven by a Justin Severt, 22, of Silex was crossing over the highway and failed to yield. Severt was flown by Air Evac to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. Severt was using his seat belt but Jewell was not.