Two Northwest Iowa Accidents Reported Recently
Date posted - January 2, 2013
A Butterfield, MN man was involved in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60 Saturday morning. The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that on Saturday, December 29, at 9:38 a.m. they investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Alton, IA.
82-year-old Herman Aasten of Butterfield, MN was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup southbound on Highway 60 when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the west ditch and struck a tree.
No injuries were reported.
The Ram sustained approximately $10,000 in damages. Aasten was cited for failure to maintain control
The Sheldon Police department reports a two vehicle accident that occurred on Friday, December 28th.
32-year-old Brad Engelkes of Hartley was slowing to turn north in to a drive way on 7th street when his 2001 Chevy Venture minivan was struck by by a vehicle driven by 81-year-old John Rus of Sheldon.
The report states the Rus was westbound on 7th street behind Engelkes when Engelkes turned in to a driveway. Realizing he could not stop in time, Rus drove on the yard in an attempt to avoid a collision and struck the Engelkes vehicle in the driveway.
The Engelkes Chevy sustained $4000 in damage and the 2000 Buick Park Avenue driven by Rus sustained $1500 damage.
No injuries or citations were reported in the incident.
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