Sibley, Iowa — An Ashton woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Sibley.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that in the 2 PM hour on Friday, October 9, 2015, 35-year-old Jill Watters of Ashton was driving a 2011 Chevy southbound on Highway 60 south of Sibley, near 190th Street.
The report says that Watters, due to medical reasons, lost control of her vehicle, which veered eastbound into the center median of Highway 60 and continued eastbound into the northbound lanes of Highway 60. The trooper says Watters made a “u-turn” in the shoulder portion of roadway, and accelerated her vehicle westbound over both northbound/southbound lanes of Highway 60, into field. The vehicle continued westbound crossing over Northwest Boulevard and lastly crossed over the Union Pacific railroad tracks, where it ultimately came to rest on wooden railroad ties in the property at 5198 190th Street.
According to the report, when the state trooper got there, Watters’ vehicle was in neutral and she was intermittently pushing on the accelerator. The trooper says Watters was incoherent and for her safety, the trooper broke out her passenger side rear windows to unlock the vehicle and turn off the ignition.
The Sibley Ambulance took Watters to Osceola Community Hospital.
Watters’ Chevy sustained $10,000 in damages.