Two Northwest Iowa Accidents Reported Recently

Date posted - January 2, 2013

accident comicNorthwest Iowa — A pair of Northwest Iowa accidents have been reported in recent days.

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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