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UPDATE: Woman Injured When Car Rolls

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman was injured early Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash that happened southeast of Sheldon on Nettle Avenue.

O’Brien County authorities say 44-year old Katherine Stevens of Sheldon was northbound in the 3500 mile of Nettle Avenue in a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. ¬†Deputies say Stevens admitted to them that she had looked down, and when she did so her car crossed into the southbound lane and entered the west ditch. ¬†Authorities say the car traveled 189 feet in the west ditch. ¬†They say Stevens then swerved and over-corrected, causing the car to come back onto Nettle Avenue for 63 feet, crossing both traffic lanes, and entering the east ditch, where it traveled for 26 feet before rolling onto its top.

Stevens was taken to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team for treatment of her injuries.

Stevens was reportedly ticketed for Failure to Maintain Control.  Damage to her car was estimated at $10-thousand.


Original story, posted 3:00 pm, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sheldon, Iowa — One woman was transported to the hospital in the aftermath of a single-vehicle rollover crash southeast of Sheldon early Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses on the scene say a car driven by a Sheldon woman was northbound on Nettle Avenue near the intersection with 350th Street, or 3 miles south of Highway 18 on the Marcus Blacktop, when the vehicle entered the east ditch and rolled over.

The driver was trasnported by Sheldon Ambulance to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. ¬†O’Brien County deputies, Sheldon Police, Sheldon Fire, SCAT and Sheldon EMA all assisted at the scene.

No other details are available at this time.

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