Alton Woman Transported By Air To Sioux Falls Hospital Following Accident South Of Sioux Center

Date posted - October 22, 2013

Sioux Center AmbulanceSioux Center, Iowa — An Alton woman was transported by helicopter to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident south of Sioux Center on Monday afternoon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:50 PM, 55-year-old Brian Fryhe of Cushing, Iowa was driving 2011 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a gravel trailer northbound on Highway 75. Fryhe stopped the truck and was waiting for oncoming traffic before turning west onto 420th Street. Nineteen-year-old Shea Van Surksum of Alton was driving a 2002 Ford Focus northbound on Highway 75 behind Fryhe. Van Surksum was not able to stop and struck the rear of the gravel trailer.

Van Surskum was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated by the Sioux Center Fire Department. She was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital and was later flown by helicopter to Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Van Surksum’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 in damages. The gravel trailer sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages.

The Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance crew assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

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