The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:35 AM, 46-year-old Rodney Olson of Paullina was driving a 2007 International snowplow for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He was traveling southbound on Highway 60, two miles north of Hospers, clearing snow from the roadway. Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Canoles of Sioux City was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, also southbound on Highway 60. He was following the snowplow. Fifty-eight-year-old Dennis Dietzler of Edina, MN was driving a 2007 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway 60 following Canoles’ vehicle. Canoles’ vehicle struck the rear of the snowplow; Dietzler’s vehicle then struck Canoles’ vehicle.
No injuries were reported.
The snowplow sustained $7,000 damage. The Chevrolet received $8,000 damage and the Dodge $5,000 damage.
Canoles was issued a citation for following too closely.