Special to the Times Vedette

Guthrie County Deputy Sheriff Blake Michelsen reported a single-vehicle rollover accident occurring on April 14 at 8:52 a.m. on Redwood Avenue just north of Monteith. Cameron Joel Hester, 31, of Guthrie Center, was driving a 1983 For F-150 pickup and lost control, rolling over into the west ditch and landing on the passenger side. Michelsen reported that when he arrived on the scene, no driver or operator was present. He stated that a short time later, the vehicle was towed for the registered owner. During the tow, the vehicle caught on fire and the Guthrie Center Fire Department was called to extinguish it. Michelsen reported that when he talked with Hester, he admitted to driving the vehicle and said he lost control when swerving to miss a deer. The F-150 was estimated to be a total loss with more than $10,000 in damage. Hester was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.