Alton, Iowa — A Colorado teen was injured early Sunday when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway near Alton.
According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, around 12:40 Sunday morning a 2009 Jeep Liberty, driven by 19-year-old Chloe O’Keefe, of Lone Tree, Colorado, was southbound on Highway 60, three miles north of Alton when she swerved to avoid striking a deer, lost control of the SUV, entered the west ditch and vaulted over the Union Pacific Railroad train tracks.
Deputies say O’Keefe was transported to Orange City Area Health by the Alton Ambulance.
Authorities estimate damage to her Jeep at $5,000.
Sioux County deputies were assisted at the scene by the Orange City Police Department, Alton Fire Department and Alton Ambulance.