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Woman, Daughter Transported After Accident

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A George woman and her daughter were taken to the hospital after an accident south of Rock Rapids.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that about 4:25 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015, 45-year-old Jeffrey Groote of George was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup pulling a 2001 enclosed trailer westbound on county road A-34, about seven miles south-southeast of Rock Rapids. Thirty-year-old Kathryn Fox of George was driving a 1993 Chevrolet owned by Alvin Overholt of George, also westbound on A-34.

The report says Groote had slowed down to turn north onto K-52 and just as he began turning north, the report says Fox rear-ended the enclosed trailer.

The Lyon County Ambulance took Fox and her three-year-old daughter to Sanford Rock Rapids.

Groote’s 2001 pickup received about $2,000 in damages; his enclosed trailer received about $5,000 in damages; and the contents inside the trailer received about $2,000 in damages. The 1993 pickup driven by Fox was a total loss.

Fox was ticketed on charges of failure to maintain control and driving while suspended, both simple misdemeanors.

Doon Fire and Rescue, The Lyon County Ambulance, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted the sheriff’s office on the scene.

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