Malfunction Causes Crash
Date posted - December 30, 2015
Sanborn, Iowa — A Merrill woman and two passengers in her vehicle were taken to the hospital after an accident near Sanborn recently.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that 66-year-old Sherry Mastbergen of Merrill was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer northbound on Highway 59, two miles north of the Highway 18 and 59 junction east of Sanborn.
The report says that according to Mastbergen and witnesses to the accident, the driver side rear wheel of the Explorer came off and lodged under the vehicle. Mastbergen lost control and the SUV slid into the ditch.
As it entered the ditch, the officer says it rolled a couple times before coming to rest upright at the bottom of the ditch.
The Sanborn and Hartley Ambulances took Mastbergen and two passengers, Chloe Cover and Emma Ankerstjerne to Sanford Sheldon hospital.
Mastbergen’s Ford Explorer sustained $2000 in damages, which was enough to total the vehicle.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that Sanborn Fire Department and Rescue personnel assisted them at the scene.