Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Ireton, Iowa — A Hawarden woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Ireton on Thursday, June 25.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly before 4 PM, 38-year-old Alejandra Chavez of Hawarden was driving a 2002 Pontiac Montana minivan westbound on Highway 10, two miles northwest of Ireton. The report says she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the north ditch and rolled.

The Ireton Ambulance took Chavez to the Hawarden Hospital.

The Pontiac sustained approximately $4,500 in damages.

Chavez was cited for failure to maintain control of her vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that the Ireton Fire Department, Ireton Ambulance crew and the Iowa State Patrol assisted them on the scene.


Drowsey Driving Leads To Injury Accident

Hartley, Iowa — Falling asleep at the wheel caused a trip to the hospital for a Cherokee teen, according to authorities.
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The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:10 AM on Thursday, June 25, 2015, 18-year-old Brianna Nixon of Cherokee was driving a 2010 Nissan northbound on M12.

The report says that Nixon advised that she fell asleep and then lost control. The car hit the right shoulder. Nixon swerved back onto the roadway, and then swerved back into the east ditch, where the car rolled a time and a half landing on its roof in a soybean field.

The Hartley Ambulance Crew took Nixon to Cherokee hospital.

Nixon’s Nissan sustained $10,000 total in damages. Damages to the bean field were estimated at $50.


Minnesota Woman Hits Deer

deer_sxcSheldon, Iowa — A Minnesota woman’s vehicle was damaged in an accident on Wednesday, June 24th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 35-year-old Karen Beckmann of Rice, Minnesota was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound on Highway 60 . According to the report, Beckmann struck a deer on the roadway.

The Trailblazer received $4000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Bicycle Hit By Pickup Near Hull

Hull, Iowa — A Hull resident was taken to a Sioux Center hospital after a pickup versus bicycle accident between George and Hull.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that it happened on Sunday, June 23, 2015, six miles north and two miles east of Hull at A52 and K60. They say 31-year-old Travis Techen of George was driving a 1999 Dodge Pickup eastbound on A52 when he collided with a bicycle being ridden by Tricia Heynen of Hull.

The Lyon County Ambulance took Heynen to Sioux Center Health.

Techen’s vehicle sustained approximately $1,000 in damages.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says the Lyon County Ambulance crew, George Fire Department, and George EMS assisted on the scene.


Wide Load Strikes Pole

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Rock Rapids, IA — A Semi with a wide load struck a light pole in Rock Rapids on Tuesday, June 23rd.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 8:09 am, 42-year-old Jason Wolff of Merrill, Wisconsin was driving a 2015 Freightliner with a wide load. According to the report, Wolff struck a pole at Tama Street and IA 9.


One Dead After Bicycle Accident

Spirit Lake, Iowa — One person has died as the result of a car versus bicycle accident early on Wednesday.
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The Iowa State Patrol reports that about midnight, a 2000 Buick was southbound in the outside lane on Highway 71 south of 34th Street in Spirit Lake. The bicycle was also traveling south in the outside lane, ahead of the Buick. The Buick struck the car from behind.

Names are being withheld at this time pending notification.

The accident is still under investigation at this time, according to the State Patrol.