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Two Injured, One Airlifted After Saturday Accident Near Sioux Center

Accident 1-26-13Sioux Center, Iowa — Two women were injured, one of them seriously, in an accident on Saturday near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:45 AM, 17-year-old Joselyn Zomermaand of Sioux Center was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Hickory Avenue, about two miles northeast of Sioux Center. She stopped for the stop sign at 370th Street. Twenty-year-old Carolyn Meendering of Hull was driving a 2007 Pontiac Vibe westbound on 370th Street. Zomermaand drove into the intersection where her vehicle was struck by Meendering’s vehicle.

Accident 1-26-13Zomermaand sustained serious injuries and was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital. She was later flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls by Sanford’s helicopter. Meendering sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Sioux Center hospital by private vehicle.

The Grand Prix sustained $10,000 damage. The Vibe sustained $12,000 damage.

The Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

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