Minnesota Man Dies In Crash Near Sibley

Sibley, Iowa — A Minnesota man is dead after a crash near Sibley on Sunday evening.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 8:30 PM, 28-year-old Christopher Kadlec of McGrath, Minnesota was in Sibley, but was confused and took the southbound offramp, northbound onto southbound Highway 60. He failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling over.

A passenger in the vehicle, 29-year-old Nicholas Carlson of Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Kadlec and three other passengers, 54-year-old Mark Brune and 24-year-old Chay Brune, both of Hinkley, Minnesota; and 23-year-old Donald Nelson of Stanchfield, Minnesota; were transported to Osceola Community Hospital by ambulance. Kadlec and Mark Brune were airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

The trooper’s report goes on to say that the driver and three passengers who were not wearing seatbelts were completely or partially ejected from the vehicle.

The preliminary report did not list a damage estimate for the vehicle.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

ADDITION: The accident report did not give the exact location, but we have received confirmation from the Iowa State Patrol that, “The crash occurred on the northbound Highway 60 on ramp from Second Avenue, approximately one half mile south of Sibley.” Also, the passenger who was wearing the seatbelt exited the vehicle on his own power and made the 911 call.


Passenger Injured, Driver Charged With Several Charges In Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman was injured in an accident on August 31 in Sheldon, and the driver of the vehicle faces several charges. The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:00 AM, 31-year-old John Kamstra was westbound on Pine Street in a 2011 Ford.

The report says Kamstra lost control while making a left turn from pine street onto North Seventh Avenue and struck a light pole.

A passenger in the vehicle, Jillian Visser of Sheldon was injured in the crash.

The vehicle was found in a driveway a block east of the accident. The officer reports that Kamstra fled the scene of the accident. He was located at his home about a half hour later.

Kamstra’s Ford pickup received $1500 damage, and he is accused of operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an injury accident, failure to maintain control, and interference with official acts.

He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar. As a requirement of the leaving the scene charge, if he’s convicted, Kamstra’s license will be revoked.


Rural Ireton Party Bust Results In Eighteen Arrests And Several Charges

Ireton, Iowa — Eighteen people were arrested after a party was broken up by Sioux County Sheriff’s Officers on Sunday, September 2.

Just before 10:30 PM that night, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a large gathering of people on private property near the intersection of Dipper and 470th Street, two miles west of Ireton. When officers arrived, several people fled on foot into a corn field. Damages were sustained to the property caused by people fleeing from the area.

The next evening, starting at about 8:30 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 14 people over 18 years of age, who were charged with serious misdemeanor trespassing. Nine juveniles were charged with serious misdemeanor trespassing, one juvenile was charged with simple misdemeanor trespassing, and another juvenile was charged with possession of alcohol under legal age, a simple misdemeanor. The juveniles were released to their parents.

Those arrested were 18-year-old Jaylen Blankenship, 21-year-old Morgan Schlumbohm, 22-year-old Nathan Anderson, 18-year-old Anthony Winn, 18-year-old Brooke McManaman, 19-year-old Dillon Woodard, 20-year-old Tanner Busch, 20-year-old Corey Jervik, and 20-year-old Austin Petersen, all of Hawarden; 19-year-old Nicole Anema, 18-year-old Logan Vlotho, 18-year-old Kembe Kooi, all of Ireton; 19-year-old Dakota Smith of Alcester, SD and 18-year-old Mikaela Vonk of Rock Valley.The case remains under investigation with the possibility of additional arrests and charges.

On Friday, September 7, 19-year-old Logan Bonnema of Hawarden was arrested for serious misdemeanor trespassing.

On Saturday, September 8, 18-year-old Ashley Vonk of Rock Valley, and Levi and Lance Merrick of Alcester, SD were arrested for serious misdemeanor trespassing.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Sioux County
Conservation, and the Hawarden Fire Department.


Doon Boy Seriously Injured When Pickup Lands On Him Following Accident

Alvord, Iowa — A Doon boy was seriously injured in a dirt bike crash on Saturday near Alvord.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:45 PM, 12-year-old Michael C Fluit of Doon was driving a 2006 Yamaha dirt bike owned by Wilmer Fluit Jr. He was southbound in the 2300 mile of Dove Avenue. Forty-two-year-old Daniel Van Ginkel of Alvord was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup owned by Hoogendoorn Construction, Inc. of Canton SD. He was northbound on Dove Avenue.

Fluit turned left, across the road in front of Van Ginkel who was unable to avoid striking the dirt bike. Both vehicles entered the east ditch where the pickup came to rest on top of the dirt bike and Fluit. A tractor was used to lift the pickup up and release Fluit.

He suffered what were called “incapacitating injuries” and was transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by the Lyon County Ambulance.

The Fluit dirt bike received about $1,000 in damage. The pickup received about $2,000 in damage.


Sioux Falls Woman Taken To Hospital After Motorcycle Accident Near Doon

Doon, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident near Doon early on Sunday.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that 36-year-old Jennifer Marie Waters of Sioux Falls was driving a 2002 Suzuki SV-650 motorcycle eastbound on 240th Street, when she lost control of her motorcycle due to the wind. The motorcycle went off the roadway down into the ditch, where Waters was thrown from the bike.

Waters was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital by Lyon County Ambulance.

Her motorcycle sustained about $2000 Damage.

The Sheriff’s department was assisted at the scene by the Doon Fire and Rescue, the Iowa State Patrol and the Lyon County Ambulance.


Hartley Man Arrested On Several Charges After Traffic Stop

Sibley, Iowa — A Hartley Man is behind bars on several offenses after a traffic stop in Osceola County.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they have charged 41-year-old Clayton Ahsbahs Jr. of Hartley with Reckless Driving, a Simple Misdemeanor; Second Offense Operating While Intoxicated and Driving while Barred, both Aggravated Misdemeanors.

Ahsbahs was arrested after allegedly operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed. During the traffic stop it was found that Ahsbahs allegedly was barred from driving for being a Habitual Offender. It was also found the Ahsbahs was allegedly operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Ahsbahs is currently in the Osceola County jail on a $4,300 cash bond.