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Four People Taken To Hospital After Accident In Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa– Four people were taken to the hospital after an accident in Sheldon on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 5:45 p.m., 42-year-old Isaias Munoz Yanez of Sheldon was driving a 2003 Ford SUV eastbound on Highway 18, in front of Drenkow Motors. They tell us that 42-year-old Adelia Escobar Cifuentes of Sheldon was westbound on 18 in a 1997 Ford pickup.

The report says that Escobar Cifuentes lost control due to the snow and ice and slid south broadside, directly in front of Munoz Yanez. Munoz Yanez struck the passenger side of the Escobar Cifuentes pickup, causing significant damage to both vehicles.

The Sheldon Community Ambulance Team (SCAT) took Munoz Yanez, Escobar Cifuentes, and two passengers in Munoz Yanez’s vehicle, 41-year-old Maria Fraire Zamarron and 4-year-old Maria Fraire to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

Munoz Yanez’s Ford SUV sustained $5000 in damages, and Escobar Cifuentes’s Ford pickup sustained $3000 in damages. Both vehicles were considered totaled.

Munoz Yanez was charged with driving without a license and failure to use a child restraint device. Escobar Cifuentes was charged with driving without a license and failure to maintain control.