Lights and Sirens

Rock Valley Man Arrested After Accident That Sent Armstrong Teen To Hospital

Ireton, Iowa — An Armstrong teen was taken to the hospital and a Rock Valley man was taken to jail after an accident near Ireton on Saturday night.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 39-year-old Alex Rodriguez Sevilla of Rock Valley was driving a 2015 GMC Terrain eastbound on Highway 10, three miles northeast of Ireton. They tell us 17-year-old Danica Lundgren of Armstrong, Iowa, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 eastbound on Highway 10 behind Sevilla. Sevilla began slowing and Lundgren struck the GMC.

The Ireton Ambulance took Lundgren to Hawarden Regional Healthcare.

The Sevilla GMC sustained about $15,000 in damage. The Lundgren Ram sustained about $10,000 in damage.

Lundgren was cited for following too closely.

Upon further investigation, Deputies suspected that Sevilla had been under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

The sheriff’s office says the Ireton Fire Department, Ireton Ambulance Squad, and the Hawarden Police Department assisted with the response to the accident.