Sheldon Police say the crash happened shortly after 10 pm Sunday when a 2008 Pontiac G6, driven by 17-year old Travis Sterler of Sanborn was eastbound on East 6th Street. Sterler told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel, causing his car to drift to the right. Police say the right front wheel of the car hit the curb ramp on the east end of the driveway at 2100 East 6th Street, then continued on, striking a brick and mortar mailbox, before overturning in the roadway.
Sterler was transported to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by SCAT with undetermined injuries.
Damage to Sterler’s Pontiac was estimated at $6,000, while damage to the mailbox, owned by Thomas Worley, was estimated at $1500. Sterler was cited for Failure To Maintain Control.
The Sheldon Police Department was assisted at the scene by Sheldon Firefighters, SCAT and the Sheldon Emergency Management Agency.
Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were called to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover injury accident in town on Sunday night.
According to on-scene reports, the car hit a mailbox and flipped in the middle of the street.
The Sheldon Fire Company, Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, Sheldon Emergency Management and Sheldon Police responded to the call, about 10:15 PM on Sunday night. The accident happened on Sixth Street, south of the football field.
One male victim with unknown injuries was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.