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Snow Causes Accident That Sends Inwood Woman, Sioux Falls Man To Hospitals

lyon co ambulance sideLarchwood, Iowa — An Inwood woman and a Sioux Falls man were taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident caused by snowy conditions on Tuesday near Larchwood.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday evening, 26-year-old Linette Groeneweg of Inwood was driving a 2006 Chevy Impala was eastbound on county blacktop A18, west of Larchwood. Groeneweg lost control of the vehicle due to snow and slush on the roadway. Her vehicle slid sideways into oncoming traffic and was struck by an oncoming 2002 Pontiac Montana, driven by 51-year-old James Anderson of Sioux Falls.

Larchwood Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Both drivers were transported to Sioux Falls hospitals for non-incapacitating injuries, one by Larchwood Emergency Medical Service and one by Lyon County Ambulance.

Both vehicles received substantial damage; the 2006 Chevy Impala received $10,000 in damages and the 2002 Pontiac Montana received $7,000 in damages.

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