Sheldon Man Arrested

Lyon County, Iowa — A Sheldon man was arrested on Saturday, April 22nd by the Sheldon Police Department.

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Three Taken To Hospitals After Middleburg Crash

ambulance rear_OMiddleburg, Iowa — Three people were taken to hospitals, and one of them was later transported to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident on Tuesday, April 18.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 6:40 a.m., 29-year-old Nicole Plendl of Orange City was driving a 2013 Ford F‐150 pickup westbound on 370th Street, about five miles northeast of Sioux Center, near Middleburg. They report that 25-year-old Marleni Hernandez‐Tomas of Sioux Center was driving a 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan eastbound on 370th Street.

The report says Hernandez-Tomas lost control of her vehicle, which entered the westbound lane and struck the Plendl pickup. After the accident, Hernandez‐Tomas’ minivan entered the north ditch where it rolled.

According to the accident report, Hernandez‐Tomas became trapped in her vehicle and required extrication by fire and rescue personnel. The Sioux Center Ambulance took her to the Sioux Center Health Hospital. The report says she was later transported to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

The Sioux Center Ambulance Squad also took Plendl and a one-year-old passenger to Sioux Center Health.

The Plendl pickup sustained about $15,000 in damage. The Hernandez-Tomas Honda sustained about $10,000 in damage, both according to the report.

Authorities cited Hernandez‐Tomas on charges of failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that the Sioux Center Fire Department, Sioux Center Rescue Squad and Sioux Center Ambulance Squad, as well as the Sioux Center Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol assisted them with the response to the accident.


Doon Man Escapes Injury After Hitting Deer

sioux county sheriff emblemRock Valley, Iowa — A Doon man was uninjured after his pickup struck a deer near Rock Valley on Saturday, April 15th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 3 pm on Saturday, 24-year-old Kyle Van Veldhuizen of Doon was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 southbound on Garfield Avenue, four miles northeast of Rock Valley.  According to the report, Van Veldhuizen struck a deer in the roadway.

The Dodge received $8,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Search For Driver Continues After Larchwood Accident

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Larchwood, Iowa — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this weekend about a crash that happened last week and is still under investigation.

They report that they responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and A-18, at the very southwest corner of Larchwood. When deputies and emergency responders arrived, it was determined the driver of the vehicle had left the scene, but the vehicle was still there.

They say the vehicle involved in the accident was a 2014 Ford Fusion, which sustained about $9,000 in damages.

The report says the Larchwood Rescue Squad and Larchwood Fire Department responded to the call along with the Sheriff’s Office.

There is no word on the identity of the driver, or if any injuries were sustained.