Mt. Pleasant woman hits tree Saturday morning

Accelerating instead of breaking resulted in an accident at the intersection of Main and Henry Saturday, May 19.

At approximately 8:21 a.m., Anna Ostby, driving a 2015 Kia Forte, was in the North lane of Main St. and attempted to make a left to turn westbound onto Henry St. She lost control of the vehicle and accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The vehicle then jumped the curb and collided with a tree. No injuries were reported at the scene. The vehicle was deemed totaled with an estimated replacement value of $8,000. Ostby was cited for failure to maintain control. Contact will be made with the street department regarding a damage estimate for the tree.