Sioux County Iowa, just west of Fairview, SD – Two people from Rock Valley were taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident in western Sioux County on Saturday night.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 10 PM, 38-year-old Daniel Rice of Rock Valley was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on county road A54B when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and rolled into a farm field. Rice became trapped in the vehicle and a passenger, 44-year-old Lisa Simonsen of Rock Valley was ejected from the vehicle.
Rice and Simonsen sustained severe injuries and were transported to the Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center. They were both later transferred to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
The Chevrolet sustained approximately $18,000 in damages.
The accident remains under investigation and authorities believe alcohol was a factor.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Rock Valley Police Department, Fairview Fire Department, and the Canton-Inwood Ambulance crew.