Two Taken To Hospital, One Arrested After Accident

Generic Ambulance ecnalubmABoyden, Iowa — Two people were taken to a hospital and one person was arrested after an accident on Saturday in Boyden.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:45 p.m., 65-year-old Debra Woelber of Hull was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer southbound on Colfax Street. She stopped for the stop sign at Prairie Street. They report that 26-year-old Kristi Stettnichs of Rock Rapids was driving a 2013 Chrysler 300 southbound on Colfax Street behind Woelber, and that Stettnichs struck Woelber on the roadway.

The Boyden Ambulance took Woelber and a passenger, 67-year-old Kenneth Woelber of Hull to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

The Ford sustained approximately $4,000 in damage. The Chrysler sustained approximately $7,000 in damage.

Upon further investigation, the deputy suspected that Stettnichs was under the influence of alcohol, and arrested her on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was also cited on a charge of following too closely.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that the Boyden Fire Department and Boyden Ambulance Squad assisted them with the response to the accident.


Two Injured in Sioux Center Collision

Sioux Center, Iowa — Two Hull residents were injured in a collision in Sioux Center Sioux Center PD Charger Door Logo Only -- brighteron Saturday, April 8th.

The Sioux Center Police Department reports that 12:40 pm on Saturday, that 18-year-old Michaela Vandestroet of Hull was driving a 2003 Buick LeSabre eastbound on 16th Street Southeast in Sioux Center and attempted a left turn onto 13th Avenue Southeast. Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Brown of Hull was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion southbound on 13th Avenue Southeast. According to the report, Brown collided with Vandestroet in the intersection.

Both Brown and Vandestroet reported minor injuries but declined further medical attention.

The Buick received $5,000 damage; the Ford received $4,500 damage.


Truck Driver Flown To Sioux Falls Hospital After Accident

Sheldon Fastert Truck Accident 4-10-17Sheldon, Iowa — A Rock Rapids truck driver was injured in an accident near Sheldon on Monday morning.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, just before 8:00 a.m., 29-year-old Josh Van Beek of Orange City was driving a 2009 Freightliner MidAmerican Energy utility truck southbound of McKinley Avenue, about three and a half miles south of Sheldon. They say 27-year-old Owen Fastert of Rock Rapids was driving a 2015 Peterbilt semi‐truck pulling a dairy tank trailer northbound on McKinley Avenue, when they say he crossed the center of the roadway and struck Van Beek. The Peterbilt and trailer entered the west ditch and rolled.

Fastert was trapped in the vehicle and required extrication by the Hospers Fire Department. SCAT took Fastert to Sanford Sheldon Hospital. The sheriff’s Office says he was later flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD for further treatment of his injuries. Van Beek did not report any injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Freightliner driven by Van Beek sustained about $6,000 in damage. The Fastert Peterbilt and trailer sustained about $250,000 in damage.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that the Iowa State Patrol, Hospers Fire Department, Hospers Ambulance squad, Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, the Sheldon Police Department and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office assisted them with the response to the accident, which they say remains under investigation.


High-Speed Chase Leads To Charges Against Driver, Passenger

Police lightbar chaseLyon County, Iowa — A Female juvenile led Lyon County deputies on a brief high-speed chase Saturday that began on Highway 75 east of Alvord.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, one of their deputies was northbound in the 2100 mile of Highway 75, shortly after 3:40 Saturday afternoon, when he met a southbound vehicle that was traveling at a very high rate of speed.

The deputy reportedly activated his emergency lights and siren, and gave chase.  Authorities say the vehicle attempted to elude the deputy by turning westbound on 220th Street, and then turning south on Franklin Blvd.  Deputies say the vehicle eventually pulled over on Franklin Blvd.

Authorities say the vehicle was operated by a juvenile female, who was subsequently charged with Speeding (106 mph in a 55 mph zone), Failure to Slow Down/Move Over for Certain Vehicles, Violation of a Restricted License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, all simple misemeanors.  In addition, the girl was charged with Eluding, which is a Serious Misdemeanor.

According to authorities, the girl was was transported to Estherville and released to Forest Ridge Youth Services, following the investigation..

Deputies say there was a passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as 18-year old Grant Zevenbergen of Rock Valley. Deputies say Zevenbergen was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, which is a Serious Misdemeanor.


Brandon Man Taken To Hospital After Accident At State Line

Lyon County AmbulanceLarchwood, Iowa — A Brandon, South Dakota man was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after a crash in extreme northwest Lyon County early on Friday morning, April 7th, 2017.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:10 a.m., they received a report of an accident near the state line by Gitchie Manitou State Preserve. They report that Waylin Buss of Brandon, South Dakota was driving a 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 pickup southbound on 481st Avenue in South Dakota and failed to negotiate the 90-degree curve to the east at the state line onto 100th Street in Iowa.

The Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle entered the front yard of a home, struck a tree and a large landscaping rock and came to rest on its side up against a tree.

The Lyon County Ambulance took Buss to Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

They say the GMC sustained heavy damage and is a total loss.

The landscaping sustained approximately $2000 in damages.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says the Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, the Lyon County Ambulance Squad, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, and Erwin’s Towing of Hills, MN assisted them with the response to the accident, which they say remains under investigation.


Two Vehicle Accident on Highway 60

sioux county sheriff emblemHospers, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Hospers on Thursday, April 6th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 12:45 pm on Thursday, 79-year-old Marvin Hoffmann of Hospers was driving a 1988 Cadillac Brougham northbound on Highway 60, one mile north of Hospers. Twenty-eight-year-old Ahston Gardner was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Highway 60, behind Hoffmann. According to the report, Gardner struck the rear of Hoffman on the roadway

The Cadillac received $5,000 damage; the Chevrolet received $2,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.