Doon, Iowa — On September 30th, 2012 at approximately 4:57 P.M., Stephanie L. Mortimore (49 years old) of Lennox, South Dakota was westbound on County Road A-52 (260th Street).
Vera E. Knobloch (74 years old) of Lester, Iowa was northbound on County Road K-52 (Hickory Avenue). Knobloch had stopped at the stop sign and waited for a non-contact vehicle from the west to turn south on K-52. She then proceeded into the intersection and into the path of Mortimore. Mortimore attempted to get around Knobloch, but Knobloch’s vehicle still struck the rear driver’s side of Mortimore’s vehicle. This caused Mortimore’s vehicle to go into a 180 degree spin and come to a rest, facing east in the westbound lane of A-52. Knobloch’s vehicle continued north and came to a rest on the shoulder of the road.
Mortimore’s 2000 Buick Regal sustained approximately $5000 in damages and Knobloch’s 2010 Chevy Impala sustained approximately $3500 in damages. Knobloch was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Entering a Thru Highway.
Alton, Iowa — A minivan driven by an Alton teen was damaged in a rollover accident on Friday, September 21st near Alton.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 6:05 PM, 16-year-old Kimberly Streff of Alton was eastbound on 480th Street, five miles southeast of Alton in a 2003 Dodge, when she swerved to miss a deer. She lost control, and the vehicle rolled in the south ditch, coming to rest on its roof.
The Dodge Caravan received $4000 damage.
There were no injuries reported.
Primghar, Iowa — The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, September 14th, at about 1:35 AM, Armand Bile, age 42 of Sioux Falls, SD was westbound on HWY 18 when he fell asleep and entered the south ditch, striking Mile Marker #45 sign.
Bile drove back onto HWY 18 and came to rest facing east on the north shoulder. Bile received minor injuries and was wearing safety restraints. Bile’s vehicle received approximately $3,569 dollars in damage.
Primghar, Iowa — The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday, September 23, about 8:50 PM, Anna Wacker, 25, of Hartley was driving a 2007 Pontiac eastbound on 340th Street when she stated a deer ran out in front of her.
Wacker swerved and lost control. Wacker then went into the south ditch and struck a fence and then went into a creek before coming to rest. Wacker was wearing restraints. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $11,000.
Marcus, Iowa — A Marcus man was injured in an accident on Sunday (9/30) near Marcus.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 1:35 PM, 22-year-old Zachary Hatterman of Paullina was northbound on E Avenue, four miles north, and a mile east of Marcus in a 2001 Sterling truck tractor, pulling a semi trailer. Twenty-three-year-old Jeffrey Brady of Marcus was eastbound on 430th Street in a 2000 Chevy.
Brady’s vehicle struck the side of the semi trailer.
Brady was transported to Mercy Medical in Sioux City by Lifenet Helicopter, Cherokee.
The accident is still under investigation, and the preliminary report did not list the amount of damage to the vehicles.
Hatterman was not injured.
Le Mars, Iowa — Authorities have now released the name of the man who was killed in the accident near Le Mars early Tuesday morning.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:20 AM, they received a 911 call about a vehicle in the ditch along Highway 75, just south of the NIPCO intersection.
When Plymouth County Deputies got there, they found the victim, 36-year-old Scott Charles Jacobsen of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, was still in the vehicle and had life-threatening injuries. They called for an ambulance and the fire department.
The investigation indicates that the vehicle was northbound on Highway 75 and as it approached the curve, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it entered the east ditch, where it rolled several times. The vehicle was a 2009 Toyota Camry.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the body was transported to Floyd Valley Hospital for further examination by Dr. Holcomb, Plymouth County Medical Examiner.
The investigation continues.
The Le Mars Ambulance and Fire Department assisted at the scene.