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Accident report for the week ending Oct. 30

• Katie Daniel, 21 of Farmington, rear-ended Jamie Nawrocki, 34 of Hastings, in the 1400 block of Vermillion Street at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 24. Nawrocki had stopped for the vehicle in front of him, which had stopped for a pedestrian. Daniel was unable to stop in time.

• After parking her vehicle on the street in the 100 block of Sibley Street for about two hours Oct. 25, Sandra Cunningham of Red Wing returned to it to find a note on her windshield stating someone had hit her vehicle and left the scene. A license plate number was left but no matching records were found.

• Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Vermillion Street and County Road 46/47 at 9:45 p.m. Oct. 25. While approaching the intersection, Dylan Myers, 18 of Hastings, said he was watching an officer conduct a traffic stop and looked in front of his vehicle too late to see Dina Else, 49 of West Des Moines, Iowa, stopped in the lane waiting for a red light. Myers ran into the rear of Else's vehicle and caused damage in excess of $1,000. There were no injuries.

• Two vehicles escaped damage after one rear-ended the other at the intersection of Highway 55 and General Sieben Drive at 7 a.m. Oct. 26. Joseph Tix, 31 of Hastings, thought the vehicle in front of him was pulling forward and misjudged the distance needed to stop. There were no injuries.

• Three vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of West First Street and Nininger Road at 2:54 p.m. Oct. 26. Christopher Erickson, 17 of Hastings, rear-ended the vehicle of Erika Haviland, 17 of Hastings, and pushed it into a third vehicle driven by Mary Smith, 67 of Farmington. There was slight damage found on each vehicle. No injuries were reported.

• Firefighters responded to a crash at the intersection of highways 61 and 10 at 12:21 p.m. Oct. 28. No injuries were reported.

• A vehicle was reported on fire at 8:16 p.m. Oct. 28 at the intersection of Ravenna Trail and Polk Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle fully involved in flame. they extinguished the fire and towed the vehicle from the scene. The driver had apparently struck a deer about a mile before and, smelling smoke, pulled over. It was unclear if the deer was a direct cause of the fire.

• A fire alarm that sounded at Hastings Middle school at 4:32 p.m. Oct. 28 turned out to be a false alarm. Firefighters investigated but there was no fire.

• Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in the 1000 block of Southview Drive at 7:09 p.m. Oct. 30. The resident turned on the self-cleaning feature of the oven and left the home. There were combustibles in the warming tray which caught fire. Firefighters removed the smoldering items, extinguished the fire and ventilated the home.

Information for this report is obtained from both the Hastings Fire and PoliceDepartments.