Canton Man Injured In Sioux County Accident

Date posted - May 10, 2013

sioux county sheriff emblemRock Valley, Iowa — A Canton, South Dakota man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident about three miles southeast of Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says 68-year old Verle O’Connell of Canton was driving a 2004 International 9200 semi‐tractor pulling a grain trailer northbound on Garfield Avenue. O’Connell stated he fell asleep which caused his vehicle to enter the west ditch, then continued into a field, striking a field terrace.

O’Connell was transported to Hegg‐Memorial Hospital by the Rock Valley Ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

The semi‐tractor sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Fire Department and Rock Valley Ambulance.

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