Driver Flees Scene After Crash That Injures Three

Lifenet Helicopter Cherokee lifeflight airliftAshton, Iowa — The driver of a car that was involved in a crash, near Ashton, that left three people injured, fled the scene of the accident last (Thursday) night.

According to Osceola County Officials, the crash happened shortly after 10 pm last (Thursday) night, when a 2006 Chrysler 300 was southbound on Oriole Avenue.  Deputies say the Chrysler ran the stop sign at the intersection of 240th Street and Oriole Avenue, striking a 1991 Chevrolet Corsica, driven by 35-year old Natalie Hieronimus, of Ashton, that was traveling eastbound on 240th Street.

Deputies say that after the crash, the driver of the Chrysler fled the scene on foot.

According to authorities, all three occupants of the Chevy were taken to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, with the car’s driver, Natalie Hieronimis, later life-flighted to a Sioux Falls Hospital.

As a result of the accident investigation, Osceola County deputies say they arrested 27-year old Scott Thomas Nasers, of Sibley, who they say was the driver of the Chrysler involved in that crash.

Osceola County authorities say Nasers was charged with Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Resulting In Serious Injury, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Deputies say Nasers was also ticketed for Possessing An Open Container, and Failure To Obey A Stop Sign.  Nasers was transported to the Osceola County Jail, where officials say he was booked in, and held on a $3,600 bond.

Damage to Nasers’ Chrysler, which was owned by Rachel Hupke of Hartley, was estimated at $6000.  Hieronimus’ Chevy also sustained about $6,000 in damage.  Damage to a fence was estimated at $300.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the accident scene, and in the resulting investigation, by the Ashton Fire Department, Ashton Ambulance, the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, and Hartley Police Department.



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