Sioux City Man Airlifted To Sioux Falls Hospital After Ashton Area Accident

Date posted - October 21, 2013

avera mckennan careflight new helicopterAshton, Iowa — A Sioux City man was transported by helicopter to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident near Ashton on Saturday afternoon.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4 PM, 28-year-old Zachary Lessard of Sioux City was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson northbound on Highway 60, about a mile south of Ashton. Seventy-two-year-old Donald Keninger of Ashton was also northbound on 60, in front of Lessard in a 1992 Dodge pickup.

Lessard failed to see the pickup as it was slowing down for a tractor, and rear-ended the pickup.

Lessard was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital and later transported by air to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Lessard’s 2007 Harley Davidson sustained about $7,000 in damages and Keninger’s 1992 Dodge Pickup sustained about $1,500 in damages.

The Ashton Ambulance and Ashton Fire Department also responded to this accident and Iowa State Patrol officers also assisted.

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