Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man was taken to the hospital after a fiery crash south of town on Saturday night.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly before 10 PM, 27-year-old Brenton Delaney of Sheldon was driving a 2003 Pontiac Aztek southbound on Highway 60, about two miles south of Sheldon when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and rolled. The vehicle did start on fire but Delaney was able to exit the vehicle on his own.
The Sheldon Community Ambulance Team took Delaney to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.
The Pontiac sustained about $8,000 in damages.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident and the case remains under investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that the Iowa State Patrol, Sheldon Police Department, Sheldon Fire Company, Sheldon Community Ambulance Team and the Sheldon Emergency Management Agency assisted on the scene.