Sheldon Emergency Crews Respond To Accident Saturday, Victims Escape Without Injury

Date posted - October 27, 2013

Sheldon Fire Lightbar Blue on YellowSheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were paged out to an accident near the Sheldon Motel on Saturday, but the victims escaped without serious injury.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office covered the accident. They report that about 11:25 AM, 20-year-old Christopher Lynch, of Rock Rapids was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Venture minivan eastbound on Highway 18, about a quarter mile west of Sheldon. Fifty-six-year-old Robert Hartzell of Spencer was driving a 2008 Ford F150 pickup westbound on 18. Lynch attempted to make a left turn and struck the Ford.

No injuries were reported.

Lynch’s Chevy minivan sustained about $6,000 in damages. Hartzell’s Ford pickup sustained about $5,000 in damages.

Lynch was ticketed for Failure To Yield Upon Left Turn and Driving While Suspended.

The Sheldon Police Department assisted the sheriff’s office.

Highway 18 was closed for over half an hour, according to a Nixle message from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office

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