Hartley Man Taken To Hospital After Alton Accident

Date posted - March 16, 2012

A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident Friday morning near Alton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:10 AM, 57-year-old John Lambert of Sioux Falls was driving a 2012 Volvo Semi‐tractor pulling an enclosed trailer northbound on Jackson Avenue stopped at the intersection with Highway 60, four miles south of Orange City.   Fifty-one-year-old Preston DeBoer of Hartley was driving a 2003 Ford Escape southbound on Highway 60.  Lambert proceeded from the stop sign, colliding with DeBoer.

DeBoer was transported to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital by the Alton Ambulance.

Lambert was cited for failure to yield entering through highway.

Lambert’s vehicle sustained about $8,000 in damages. DeBoer’s vehicle sustained about $10,000 in damages.

The Alton Fire Department and the Alton Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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