Vermillion, SD — A Burbank, South Dakota woman has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday, April 23, at the Vermillion city limits.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports that 75-year-old Rosie Roegiers died Friday, April 24, in a Sioux Falls hospital.
The Patrol says the crash, reported at 6:35 PM Thursday, occurred at the intersection of the South Dakota Highway 50 bypass and Dakota Street. A 2005 Honda CRV was traveling east on the bypass approaching the intersection with Dakota Street at the Vermillion city limits. A 2004 Buick Century was going west and made a left-hand turn toward Dakota Street. The Buick was struck on its passenger side.
Two passengers in the Honda, 33-year-old Ann Nesselhuf, and her 13-year-old daughter, both of Vermillion, received minor injuries. Roegiers was the front side passenger in the vehicle.
The other driver was 81-year-old Ardis Eilts of Ireton. She was treated for serious, non-life threatening injuries.
Charges are pending against Eilts. The Highway Patrol says it appears that all occupants were wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The investigation continues.
Other assisting agencies were Vermillion Police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Vermillion Fire/Emergency Medical Services.
Everly, Iowa — A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Everly on Friday.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:25 AM on Friday, April 24, 2015, 30-year-old Jason Huff of Lake Park was driving a Chevy pickup southbound on M27, about three miles north of Barb’s Corner near Everly. Thirty-four year-old Matthew Williams of Hartley was northbound on M27 in a 2004 Chrysler.
The report says that Huff saw the vehicle in front of him swerve and saw Williams traveling north in the south bound lane. Huff slowed down and pulled onto the west shoulder to avoid a collision, but the vehicles collided.
The Spencer Ambulance took Williams to the Spencer hospital.
Huff’s Chevy pickup sustained $20,000 in damages, and Williams ‘s Chrysler sustained $5000 in damages.
Williams was charged with driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway and no proof of insurance.
Everly Fire and Rescue, the Spencer Ambulance and Bud’s Service assisted at the scene.
Hull, Iowa — Charges have now been filed in connection with a vandalism report that occurred at Kids Kingdom park in Hull.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated that report on Monday, April 13th.
The Sheriff’s Office now reports that on Wednesday they charged three boys from Hull with criminal mischief. They were cited and released their parents.
Sheriff officials believe the boys are the ones who used black and grey marker to write obscene drawings and graffiti on extensive areas of the park’s property.
Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden woman was transported to a hospital after an accident near Hawarden on Thursday.
The Sioux County Sheriff Office reports about 11:40 AM, 49-year-old Heidi Bintz of Hawarden was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup northbound on Coolidge Avenue, eight miles northeast of Hawarden when she experienced a medical condition and lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and struck a field driveway.
Bintz was transported to the Hawarden hospital.
The Chevrolet sustained about $7,000 dollars in damages.
The Hawarden Police Department, Hawarden Fire Department, and Hawarden Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
The accident remains under investigation.
Maurice, Iowa – Two people were taken to a hospital after an accident at the “Million Dollar Corner,” near Maurice.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 1:20 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 83-year-old Alma Noe of Hawarden was driving a Ford westbound on Highway 10, at the “Million Dollar Corner,” about four miles south of Sioux Center. Twenty-seven year-old John Van Peursem of Maurice was southbound on Highway 75 in a 1993 Cadillac.
The report says that Noe and Van Peursem were approaching the intersection. A third vehicle driven by Paul Smit of Alton, was eastbound on Highway 10, and was stopped at the stop sign. The trooper’s report says Noe failed to yield the right-of-way from the stop sign and pulled out in front of Van Peursem. Noe’s and Van Peursem’s vehicles collided and were pushed into the Smit vehicle stopped at the stop sign.
The Sioux Center Ambulance took Noe to Orange City Health System. The Maurice First Responders took a passenger in the Van Peursem vehicle – Preston Van Peursem — to the Orange City Health System hospital.
Hull, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man has died from injuries sustained in a car accident near Hull on Monday evening, April 20th, 2015.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:50 PM, 22-year-old Steven Broersma of Sunnyside, Washington was driving a 1995 Case-International 7240 farm tractor pulling a manure spreader westbound on 290th Street, two miles north of Hull. Eighty-five-year-old Alvin Sohl of Rock Rapids was driving a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country minivan behind Broersma. As Sohl approached Broersma he was unable to stop and struck the rear of the manure spreader.
Alvin Sohl and a passenger, 82-year-old Arlene Sohl of Rock Rapids were transported to the Sioux Center Hospital
by the Hull Ambulance. They were both transferred to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, where Alvin Sohl died later that night.
The Hull Fire Department and Hull Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
Click here for Alvin Sohl’s obituary.