Rock Valley Woman Dies In Ireton Accident

Ireton, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman has died as a result of an accident near Ireton on Friday, December 22, 2023.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that at about 6:15 p.m., 59-year-old Diane O’Regan of Rock Valley was driving a 2006 Jeep southbound on Eagle Avenue, just northeast of Ireton. They tell us that 50-year-old Daniel Van Driel of Freeman, SD was northbound on Eagle in a 2005 Peterbilt semi.

The report says that for unknown reasons, the Jeep crossed the center line and entered the northbound lane. The semi driver took evasive actions. The Jeep struck the semi’s driver’s side fuel tank and the semi spun in the roadway coming to a rest in the southbound lane. The Jeep ended up on the shoulder of the northbound lane.

The Ireton Ambulance took O’Regan to Hawarden Regional Health Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Van Driel reported no injuries.

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