UPDATE: Through the investigation, deputies found that 36-year-old Steven Diekevers of Orange City was driving a 2004 Sterling semi‐tractor pulling a 2007 SmithCo side‐dump gravel trailer northbound on L‐22.
When Diekevers met Diamond, the left‐rear tire on the trailer malfunctioned for unknown reasons, causing the tire and trailer parts to be thrown into the path of Diamond. Diekevers was aware of the malfunction but didn’t realize the truck and tire debris had struck Diamond’s vehicle.
The trailer, owned by Rock Valley Block & Tile of Rock Valley sustained approximately $500 in damages.
Granville, Iowa — A Cherokee man was injured in an accident, but the other driver kept going and may not have been aware that an accident even occurred.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3 PM Thursday afternoon (5/17), 59-year-old Duane Diamond of Cherokee was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Express van southbound on L-22, a mile and a half north of Highway 10, two and a half miles north of Granville.
The Granville Ambulance transported Diamond to the Orange City Hospital.
The Granville Fire and Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.