Dee Ibison's 2008 Kia Spectra sits in a ditch totaled and airbag deployed after she failed to yield to oncoming traffic.
Failure to Yield Equals Totaled Car, ONALASKA, May 13, 2011 - At approximately 4:15 pm on May 13, 2011, a silver 2008 Kia Spectra driven by Dee Yaws Ibison, 90, of Point Blank, was west-bound on US-190 West and attempted a left turn into a parking lot near Gunslingers Restaurant. Ibison failed to yield to an oncoming white 2002 GMC pickup driven by Charles Denson, 21, of Woodville. Denson's vehicle slammed broad side into the passenger's door of Ibison's vehicle causing the vehicle to slide into a ditch on the south side of 190. Denson pulled his truck into the parking lot. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Mark Dubose of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and DPS Trooper Kevin Burman. Amazingly, in spite of a bad collision, Ibison only suffered some minor cuts and bruises. Ibison was treated at the scene by Americare personnel and released while Denson was physically unharmed. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup.Both vehicles sustained damage and had to be towed, Ibison's was totaled. Both parties had insurance. No citations have been issued at this time as the accident is still under investigation. According to Trooper Burman, an 18 wheeler behind Ibison was tailgating her and buzzed her. This is being considered as a possible contributing factor in the accident. Both vehicles were towed by George White & Sons Body Shop and will be stored in Onalaska. The scene was cleared by 5:30 pm.