Hospers, Iowa — A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Hospers on Friday, August 8.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:50 AM, 80-year-old Eldon Menke of Hartley was driving a 2010 Ford Ranger southbound on Highway 60 in the right lane, about a mile south of Hospers. Fifty-one-year-old Terry Bothun of Eyota, Minnesota was driving a 2013 Kenworth semi‐tractor pulling a utility trailer southbound on Highway 60 in the left lane. Menke began merging his pickup left and struck the semi. Following the crash,both vehicles entered the median of Highway 60.
The Hospers Ambulance transported Menke to Sanford Sheldon Hospital. Bothun did not report any injuries.
The Ford pickup sustained approximately $10,000 in damages. The Kenworth semi sustained an estimated $20,000 in damages.
The accident remains under investigation.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hospers Fire Department and the Hospers Ambulance.