Primghar Teen Taken To Hospital After Accident

Primghar, Iowa — A Primghar teen was taken to hospital after an accident on Wednesday near Primghar.
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According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Alyssa Kenney of Primghar was eastbound on 400th Street near Tanager Avenue about 6:35 p.m. in a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup. That’s about a mile south and four east of Primghar.

According to the report the pickup’s driver side tires went off the road on to the south shoulder. It says Kenney over-corrected and the pickup went into the north ditch, then into a cornfield and rolled.

The Primghar ambulance took Kenney to Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar.

The pickup was totaled with $1,500 in damage. The corn in the field owned by Levi Lundquist sustained $300 in damages.

Kenney was charged with failure to maintain control.


One Injured in Accident Near Paullina

Iowa State Patrol logoPaullina, Iowa — A Laurens, Iowa man was injured in an accident in the morning of Tuesday, July 26th near Paullina.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that at about 9:45 am on Tuesday, 61-year-old Billy Sharp of Laurens was driving a 1995 Peterbilt straight truck westbound on Highway 10, west of Paullina. Nineteen-year-old Connor Klatt of Sheldon was driving a 2000 Sterling AT9500 westbound on Highway 10, ahead of Sharp. According to the report, Klatt reduced his speed after catching up to a farm tractor pulling a sprayer that was also westbound on Highway 10. The report continues that Sharp looked at his vehicle dash gauges and when he looked up, Klatt’s vehicle was driving slow. Sharp braked and steered right and struck the rear of Klatt’s Sterling, then entered the north ditch and rolled on to its side.

The Peterbilt received $15,000 damage; the Sterling received $2,500 damage.

Sharp reported minor injuries, and declined further medical attention.


Sheldon Man Jailed For Parole Violation

handcuffs - subject inSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man currently sits in the Clay County Jail at Spencer after being arrested on an Iowa Department of Corrections warrant for Violation of Parole.

Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow says one of his deputies took 35-year old Jacob Marco into custody on the Parole Violation Warrant.  Krukow says Marco was originally convicted on a charge of 3rd Offense Operating While Intoxicated.  3rd Offense Operating While Intoxicated is a Class D Felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

The Sheriff says Marco is currently being held, without bond, in the Clay County Jail pending further action by the State of Iowa.


Two Vehicle Accident at Primghar Park

O'BrienSheriff obriensheriff O'Brien SheriffPrimghar, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident at the Primghar City Park in Primghar on Saturday, July 23rd.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:24 pm on Saturday, 14-year-old Arianna Frerk of Paullina was driving a 2015 GMC Acadia northbound from the Primghar City Park entrance road. Fifty-two-year-old David Hurd of Shawnee, Oklahoma was driving a 2012 Toyota Tundra eastbound on 3rd Street Southwest. According to the report, Frerk was attempting a left hand turn onto 3rd Street Southwest and mistakenly pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake and struck Hurd.

The GMC received $3,719 damage; the Toyota received $4,921 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Semi Filled With Hogs Tips, Causing Significant Damage

Larchwood, Iowa — Over $100,000 in damage occurred to a truck and trailer and nearly 40 head of hogs were destroyed in an accident near Larchwood on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 28-year-old Allen Leekley of Kingsley was driving a 2007 Peterbilt pulling a 2016 Wilson stock trailer southbound on Ashley Avenue and stopped at the stop sign at county road A18, five miles west of Larchwood’s south side.

According to the report, the tires began to sink into the road, and eventually the truck and trailer tipped over onto its side into the west ditch. The driver of the truck was not injured.

They say the Peterbilt received $20,000 damage. The trailer, owned by Franken Transfer of Sioux Center was estimated to be a total loss, worth $80,000.

Thirty nine head of hogs, belonging to Farmer’s Co-op Society in Sioux Center, and estimated to be worth $12,000, were destroyed in the accident, says the report.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Larchwood Fire Department and Larchwood EMS crew responded to the scene to assist, along with many local farmers.


Vehicle Rolls Over On Sheldon Street After Hitting Parked Car, Driver Flees

AccidentGeneric 2Sheldon, Iowa — A crash in the wee hours of Friday morning left two vehicles damaged, one of them laying on it’s side in the street, and no driver to be found.

Sheldon Police say they discovered the crash, in the 1100 block of 11th Street, at 1:41 am Friday, when they came upon a 2001 Dodge pickup on it’s side, blocking 11th Street, and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been propelled into a residential driveway.

Police say it appears that the pickup, which is owned by Joseph Wenthe of Sheldon, was traveling east on 11th Street at a high rate of speed, when it struck the Jeep, which was legally parked on the south side of 11th Street.  Officers say it appears that the force of the collision caused the pickup to roll onto it’s side in the street, and propelled the Jeep, which is owned by Jose Barron Colchado of Sheldon, into a residential driveway, where it came to rest after striking a tree.  Police say the driver of the pickup had fled the scene by the time they arrived.

Damage to each vehicle was estimated at $3,000.

The incident remains under investigation.