Crash On Hwy 71 Sends One To The Hospital

Thu 5-19-2022

(Jackson)- On the afternoon on May 18th, Jackson Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 71 at the intersection of 725th St. One man, Dean Koep of Jackson was traveling southbound on Hwy 71 in a 2004 Peterbilt pulling a Sidump'r trailer with a load of gravel.

Koep was attempting to make a right turn onto 725th street when the trailer he was transporting was rear ended by a second vehicle, a 1991 Honda Civic, which was being driven on Hwy 71 also southbound, by Kristy Tabongphet of Jackson. Tabongphet was then transported to the Jackson Medical Center with severe injuries. The Honda that Tabongphet was driving was totaled.

The Sidump'r trailer received minor damage.  The Jackson Fire Department and Warmka Towing assisted at the scene.