Major Damage In Highway 60 Accident

Hospers, Iowa — A traffic accident that closed down the southbound lanes of Highway 60 south of Hospers for several hours Tuesday evening was a big mess to clean up, and caused over a quarter of a million dollars in damage, but no injuries were reported.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says Highway 60’s southbound lanes were closed about 8:20 PM Tuesday evening and did not re-open to traffic until about 1:30 AM Wednesday morning.

According to Sioux County Chief Deputy and Emergency Management Director Nate Huizenga, Hospers Fire, Rescue, and Ambulance Personnel were paged for the report of a semi rollover accident near 410th Street on Highway 60, about a mile southeast of Hospers.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that 47-year-old Clint La Rock of Sparta, Wisconsin was driving a 2010 Freightliner southbound on Highway 60 when he lost control of the semi on the shoulder of the road causing the semi to overturn onto its side.

No injuries were reported.

The semi sustained $85,000, damage. The cargo, which was stone slab countertops, was a total loss estimated at $240,000.

La Rock was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Iowa State Patrol also assisted on the scene.