Two Vehicle Accident Takes Out Water Valve

sioux county sheriff emblemIreton, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Ireton on Saturday, April 30th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 12:02 pm on Satuday, 32-year-old Michael Timmer of Hawarden was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pulling an enclosed trailer northbound on Dipper Avenue, two miles west of Ireton. Sixteen-year-old Adam Viet of Hawarden was driving a 2008 Jeep Cherokee northbound on Dipper behind Timmer. According to the report, Timmer attempted to turn left onto 470th Street as Viet began passing him and Viet struck the Chevrolet in the intersection. After striking Timmer, Viet lost control of his vehicle, entered the west ditch and struck a Southern Sioux County Rural Water System water valve.

The Silverado received $9000 damage, the Jeep received $7000 damage, and the water valve received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.