Sheldon, Iowa — Three people were transported to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center Tuesday evening in the aftermath of a crash that had northbound traffic on Highway 60 tied-up for more than 3-1/2 hours.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says the crash occurred shortly before 7:30 Tuesday evening, when a 1993 Oldsmobile Royale, driven by 18-year old Reuben Iedema of Sheldon, was eastbound on 360th Street, approaching Highway 60. Deputies say Iedema failed to stop for the stop sign at the Highway 60 intersection, striking a northbound 2014 Chevrolet Cruz, driven by 77-year old Glenn De Jong of Hospers.
Authorities say Iedema, along with two passengers in De Jong’s car, 48-year old Beth Ackerman-Schultz of Alton, and 76-year old Jackie De Jong of Hospers, were transported to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by SCAT, for treatment of their injuries.
Deputies estimate the damage to Iedema’s Oldsmobile at $2,000, with damage to De Jong’s Chevrolet estimated at $9,500.
Sioux County deputies were assisted by the Sheldon Police Department, Sheldon Ambulance and Sheldon Fire Department.
Original story posted at 6:52 am 6/28/17
Sheldon, Iowa — Two people were taken to the hospital following a traffic crash Tuesday evening that interrupted northbound traffic on Highway 60 for more than 4-1/2 hours.
Sheldon emergency crews were paged at approximately 6:30 Tuesday evening to a crash 2 miles south of Sheldon on the northbound side of Highway 60. Details of the crash aren’t yet available, but according to Sheldon Assistant Fire Chief Randy Harms, two people were taken to the hospital by the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team ambulances.
At 11:06 Tuesday night, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office issued a Nixle alert saying the accident scene had been cleared.