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Gas leak causes police to close street

October 10, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

A car collision on South Center Street Tuesday afternoon caused police to close the street out of fear of gas ignition.

The collision occurred between Ingledue and South Street just after 4 p.m., and caused a good deal of gasoline to be spilled after a Newton man failed to stop, smashing into the back of a Jeep driven by a local 26-year-old woman, said Sgt. Todd Tuttle, with the Marshalltown Police Department.

Police cited Troy Gooding, 22, for failure to stop, a simple misdemeanor traffic violation. Gooding and the victim were both heading north on Center Street when the woman went to turn west onto Ingledue Street, and Gooding was unable to stop in time to prevent rear-ending her.

The woman complained of minor neck injury and drove herself to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center for treatment.

Police reopened the street just before 5 p.m.



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