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Boyden Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Matlock, Iowa– A Boyden woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Matlock.Ambulance Front Generic

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 10:37 AM on Thursday, August 11, 2016, 68-year-old Carman Van Beek of Boyden was driving a 2007 Ford westbound on B14, three quarters of a mile west of Matlock.

The report indicates that the driver says that she either blacked out or fell asleep. She regained consciousness just before her vehicle entered the south ditch. Her vehicle went down into the ditch, struck a few small embankments and stopped just east of a large creek.

The Boyden Ambulance took Van Beek to Sioux Center Health Hospital. Van Beek’s Ford sustained $2000 in damages.

She was charged with failure to maintain control.

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