UPDATE — One Dies After Tuesday Crash

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman injured in a crash east of Sheldon on Tuesday, July 28th has died.fatal ambulance II

Eighty-nine-year-old Priscilla Salmon of Sheldon, formerly of Boyden, died Thursday, July 30th.

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More details have been released on the 2-vehicle accident that sent three people to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center Tuesday afternoon.

According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened about 4:55 Tuesday afternoon, at the intersection of Highway 18 and Oak Hill Avenue, two miles east of Sheldon.  Deputies say that 89-year old Glenn Salmon of Sheldon was eastbound on Highway 18 in a 2005 Buick LeSabre when he failed to notice that the vehicle ahead of him was slowing and signaling for a left turn onto Oak Hill Avenue.  Salmon’s Buick struck the rear of the 2005 Ford Explorer driven by 53-year old Sandy Pedro of Sheldon.

Deputies say Pedro had to be mechanically extricated from her Explorer.  Pedro, along with Salmon and a passenger in the Salmon car, 89-year old Priscilla Salmon were transported to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by Sheldon and Sanborn Ambulances with what the accident report describes as serious/incapacitating injuries.

Deputies say both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

O’Brien County deputies were assisted at the scene by the Sheldon Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Sheldon Fire Company, Sheldon EMA, and Sanborn and Sheldon Ambulances.




Sheldon, Iowa — A two vehicle crash east of Sheldon late Tuesday afternoon sent three people to the hospital, and forced the closure of Highway 18 for about half an hour.

According to on-scene witnesses, the crash between a car and an SUV happened two miles east of Sheldon on Highway 18.  Two ambulances from SCAT, along with the Sanborn Ambulance, transported victims to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.  According to witnesses, one of the victims had to be extricated from the vehicle before being taken to the hospital.

In addition to Sheldon and Sanborn ambulances, other agencies assisting at the scene were Sheldon Fire Company, Sheldon EMA, Sheldon Police Department, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa State Patrol.

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