Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle collision on Sunday, Oct. 10, but no injuries were reported.
At approximately 12:35 p.m. that day, the sheriff’s office was informed of a two-vehicle collision near mile marker 44 on southbound Highway 218.
An investigation into the collision determined that, George Rashid, 87, Burlington, was driving a 2017 GMC Acadia and was attempting to make a U-turn in the southbound lane of Highway 218. Brian Patchett, 56, St. Louis, Missouri, was also traveling southbound on Highway 218, and approached the Rashid vehicle that was attempting the U-turn.
The front of Patchett’s 2020 BMW passenger car collided with the rear of Rashid’s Acadia. Rashid was cited for an unsafe U-turn.
The combined damages between the vehicles was estimated at $8,000. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.