Dakota City man injured in Monday accident

This Pontiac Grand Prix sustained disabling damage in a two-vehicle head-on collision late Monday afternoon on County Road C-48. The driver, Mitchell Skow, 23, of Dakota City, was treated for a head wound. Humboldt Independent photo.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service and the Humboldt Fire Department were called to a two-vehicle head-on collision Monday at 5:21 p.m. on County Road C-48 (250th Street).
According to the report, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle driven by Katherine Jo Stewart, 30, of Humboldt, was westbound on C-48, about three-eights of a mile east of the intersection with County Road P-56 (Lone Tree Road).
A 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 driven by Mitchell A. Skow, 23, Dakota City, was eastbound on C-48.
Witnesses say that Skow’s Pontiac abruptly crossed the center line and struck Stewart’s Chevrolet. The Chevrolet entered the south ditch and Skow’s Pontiac spun backwards and ended up facing west in the westbound lane. Skow said he was distracted by a phone call. He looked down to see who was calling him and the next thing he knew he was sitting backwards in the middle of the road.
Stewart was not injured in the collision. Skow was transported by a family member to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital for treatment of suspected serious/incapacitating injuries. His mother told the Independent Tuesday morning that he required 20 staples to his head, but is recovering well.
Read more about this story and other law enforcement news in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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