According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened shortly before 8:00 pm Monday, when a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by 62-year old Gary Tramner of South Sioux City, was westbound on 390th Street, or County Road B40, near Archer. Deputies say Tramner was distracted by his cellular device, and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Nettle Avenue, went through the intersection onto the gravel portion of 390th Street, where he lost control of his pickup and entered the north ditch where the vehicle rolled over once coming to rest on it’s wheels.
After being extricated from the pickup, Tramner was taken to the Baum Harmon Mercy Medical Center in Primghar by the Archer Ambulance, with what deputies describe as suspected serious or incapacitating injuries.
Damage to Tramner’s pickup were estimated at $15,000. Deputies say he was cited for Failure To Obey a Stop Sign and Failure To Yield The Right Of Way.