Two Airlifted, Four Transported By Ground After Accident

Date posted - July 26, 2016

Sibley, Iowa — Two people were airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital and four more were taken to Sanford Sheldon after a head-on accident on Sunday evening, July 24th, near Sibley.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:00 p.m., 17-year-old Mattea Lauren Van Kalsbeek of Sioux Falls was driving a 2016 Honda Civic eastbound on Highway 9. They say 47-year-old Vance J. Timmer, also of Sioux Falls, was driving a 2011 Honda Pilot westbound on Highway 9.

According to the report, Van Kalsbeek crossed over the center line and collided with the Timmer vehicle head-on east of the intersection of Highway 9 and Olive Avenue. Olive Avenue is L36, the county road west of Sibley.

Van Kalsbeek and her passenger, a juvenile, were taken to the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley by ambulance and later they were each air lifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Timmer and his three passengers, Dianne Timmer and two juveniles, were taken by ambulance to the Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

Both vehicles were totaled with the Van Kalsbeek vehicle receiving approximately $18,640 in damage and the Timmer vehicle receiving approximately $19,000 in damage.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident with the assistance of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department. Also assisting at the scene was Sibley Fire and Rescue, the Osceola County Ambulance Service and the Little Rock Ambulance. The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is still ongoing.

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