Teen Victim Evades Injury In Fiery Crash Near Boyden

Boyden, Iowa — A Boyden teen was able to exit his vehicle after a crash, but the vehicle caught on fire.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, early on Tuesday, May 9, at about 12:20 a.m., 17-year-old Sawyer Van Briesen of Boyden was driving a 2005 Ford F250 eastbound on 350th Street, three miles south of Boyden, when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and rolled. The vehicle caught fire and became fully engulfed, but Van Briesen was able to exit the vehicle safely.

No injuries were reported.

The Ford sustained approximately $17,000 in damage.

Van Briesen was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Boyden Ambulance and Boyden Fire Department.


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