Sheldon Couple Hit Deer Near Alton

deer portrait iowa dnrAlton, Iowa — A Sheldon couple escaped serious injury early Sunday morning when their car struck a deer near Alton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 12:30 Sunday morning, a 2012 Buick Lacrosse, driven by 46-year old Timothy Dagel of Sheldon, was northbound on Highway 60 when he struck a deer on the roadway.

Dagel and a passenger, 44-year old Tricia Dagel of Sheldon, reported minor injuries and sought medical treatment on their own.

Deputies estimated damage to Dagel’s Buick at about $6500.


Sioux Falls Woman Injured When Her Truck Rolls Near Rock Valley

sioux sheriff emblem side of carRock Valley, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman was taken to the hospital after rolling her truck west of Rock Valley Saturday afternoon.

Sioux County authorities say the accident happened shortly after noon Saturday, when a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by 24-year old Brooke Lowin of Sioux Falls, was eastbound on Highway 18, two miles west of Rock Valley.  Lowin told deputies she swerved to avoid striking a dead animal on the roadway, and lost control of her pickup, which then entered the south ditch and rolled.

Lowin was transported to Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley for treatment of her injuries.

Deputies estimated the damage to Lowin’s truck at about $6,000.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance, and Rock Valley Police Department.


Two Teens Injured In Saturday Afternoon Crash

AccidentGeneric 2Hospers, Iowa — A pair of area teenagers were taken to the hospital following a 2-vehicle crash near Hospers Saturday (June 18th) afternoon.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened shortly before 4:00 pm Saturday at the intersection of Highway 60 and Log Avenue, a mile southeast of Hospers.  Deputies say 75-year old Donald Klein, of Marion, Iowa, was driving a 2005 Toyota Avalon westbound on Log Avenue and pulled onto Highway 60, into the path of a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by 17-year old Austin De Boer of Orange City.

De Boer and a passenger, 18-year old Kristi Renken of Sheldon, were transported by Hospers Ambulance to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

De Boer’s Chevy pickup, and Klein’s Toyota each received an estimated $10,000 damage.

Deputies say Klein was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hospers Fire Department, Hospers Ambulance, and Iowa State Patrol.


Paullina Man Hospitalized After Semi Rear-Ends His Tractor & Grain Wagons

ISPshieldPaullina, Iowa — A Paullina man was taken to the hospital Thursday morning, after being rear-ended by a tractor-trailer rig near Paullina.

The Iowa State Patrol says that about 9:40 Thursday (June 16th) morning, a 2014 John Deere tractor, pulling two grain wagons, driven by 67-year old Michael Rabe of Paullina, was eastbound on Highway 10 on the outskirts of Paullina, when he was struck in the rear by a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig, driven by 40-year old Lance Fluit of Rock Valley, which was also eastbound.

Troopers say Fluit’s semi rear-ended the second grain wagon, causing a chain reaction, which caused the tractor to tip over onto it’s right side in the eastbound lane of Highway 10, while parts of the first grain wagon came to rest on the westbound lane and in the south ditch, with the second grain wagon ending up completely in the south ditch.  According to the report, Fluit’s semi continued down Highway 10 approximately 50 yeards, before hitting a guardrail, coming to rest against the guardrail on the westbound shoulder.

Troopers say Rabe was taken to the Orange City Health System Hospital by the Paullina Ambulance following the crash.  Fluit escaped injury.

Fluit was charged with Failure To Maintain Control, according to the report.  Damage to Rabe’s tractor and grain wagons was estimated at $20-thousand dollars, with damage to Fluit’s tractor-trailer estimated at $60-thousand.

The Paullina Fire Department and Paullina Ambulance assisted at the scene.


Michigan Man Injured in Accident Near Sioux Center

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookSioux Center, Iowa — A Michigan man was injured in an accident near Sioux Center on Tuesday, June 14th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:19 pm on Tuesday, 22-year-old Zachary Labombard of Chesanging, Michigan was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion southbound on Highway 75, one mile south of Sioux Center. According to the report, Labombard lost control of his vehicle, entered the west ditch, struck an Iowa Department of Transportation traffic sign, vaulted a ditch embankment and struck five feeder grain bins on a business property at 4211 Highway 75.

The Ford received $8000 damage; the traffic sign received $200 damage, and the grain bins, owned by Hog Slat, Inc. of Sioux Center received $22,500 damage.

Labombard reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on his own.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.


Sioux Center Woman Injured in Accident

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman was injured in an accident on Tuesday, June 14th near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:44 pm on Tuesday, 35-year-old Maricela Santos of Sioux Center was driving a 2007 Cadillac CTS southbound on Hickory Avenue, two miles northeast of Sioux Center. Nineteen-year-old Austin Van Voorst of Hull was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Hickory Avenue. According to the report, Van Voorst crossed the center on the roadway, causing Santos to drive her vehicle abruptly to the right where she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the northbound lane, entered the east ditch and struck a tree.

The Cadillac received $9000 damage.

Santos reported minor injuries and sought medical treatment on her own.

Santos was cited with a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Van Voorst was cited with a charge of failure to yield half of the roadway