Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Inwood, Iowa — A Doon woman was taken to the hospital and four vehicles were damaged after an accident near Inwood on Monday, February 15th.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that about 8:55 AM, 59-year-old Joseph Lloyd of Inwood was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Cleveland Avenue, about three miles northeast of Inwood, and came to a stop at the A-34 stop sign. The report says 24-year-old Mary Van Engen of Doon was driving a 2009 KIA Spectra eastbound on A-34.

But, due to the dense fog, Lloyd did not see Van Engen’s vehicle and pulled away from the stop sign. Van Engen’s Kia struck Lloyd’s pickup and came to a rest in the north ditch. Lloyd’s pickup spun and came to a rest in the eastbound lane of A-34.

A Lyon County snow plow truck approached the accident shortly after the accident occurred. The driver parked the truck and exited it to render aid to the crash victims. While the driver was outside of the truck a feed truck owned by the Inwood Hatchery Feed Mill rear ended the county truck. The separate truck accident was covered by the Iowa State Patrol.

The Canton-Inwood Ambulance took Van Engen to the Canton-Inwood hospital. Her injuries were termed “non-life-threatening.”

Lloyd’s pickup was a total loss with $17,000 in damages. Van Engen’s Kia was also a total loss with $4,500 in damages.

Lloyd was cited on a charge of failure to obey a stop sign, a simple misdemeanor.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says Inwood Fire and Rescue crews, the Canton-Inwood Ambulance crew, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted on the scene.


Two Vehicle Accident At Sheldon Intersection

sheldon police pd car door logoSheldon, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged at a Sheldon intersection on Saturday, February 13th.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 12:38 pm on Saturday, that 35-year-old Jason Muecke of Sheldon was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata westbound on 6th Street in Sheldon. Fifty-two-year-old Donald Fjeld of Sheldon was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram northbound on 8th Avenue. According to the report, Fjeld failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of 6th Street and 8th Avenue and struck Muecke.

The Hyundai received $7000 damage. The Dodge received $2500 damage.

No injuries were reported


Sheldon Man Hits Mailbox

sheldon police smallSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man hit a mailbox on Sunday, February 14th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police department reports that at about 6:23 pm on Sunday, that 30-year-old Shane Smith of Sheldon was driving a 2006 Jeep westbound on Railroad Avenue in Sheldon. According to the report, Smith was making a left turn, lost control due to the surface condition, and struck a mailbox.

The Jeep received $2000 damage. The Mailbox received $100 damage.

No injuries were reported


Sutherland Woman Rolls Vehicle

O'BrienSheriff obriensheriff O'Brien SheriffSutherland, Iowa — A Sutherland woman’s vehicle rolled near Sutherland on Thursday, February 11th.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:53 pm on Thursday, 21-year-old Rocio Delreal of Sutherland was driving a 2005 Kia Sedona northbound on Tyler Avenue, west of Sutherland. According to the report, due to slick road conditions, Delreal lost control and entered the east ditch. The Kia rolled one-half times coming to rest on the driver’s side.

The Kia received $1719 damage.

No injuries were reported


Two Vehicle Accident Near Primghar

O'BrienSheriffPrimghar, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Primghar on Wednesday, February 10th.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:36 pm on Wednesday, 55-year-old Todd Schmidt of Spencer was driving a 2002 Chevrolet van eastbound and turning onto Highway 59. Nineteen-year-old Samuel Johnson of Primghar was driving a 2003 Dodge Durango northbound on Highway 59. According to the report, Schmidt proceeded into northbound traffic and struck Johnson. The report continues that Schmidt could not see Johnson coming due to the snowbank at the intersection.

The Chevrolet received $1500 damage; the Dodge received $2500 damage.

No injuries were reported


Minivan Runs Into Grain Trailer

Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderRock Rapids, Iowa — A minivan was a total loss after an accident south of Rock Rapids on Wednesday, February 10th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 25-year-old Angela Lanz of Madison, South Dakota was driving a 2005 Kia Sedona eastbound on A-26/180th Street, two miles south of Rock Rapids. Thirty-seven-year-old James White of Rock Rapids was driving a 2006 Freightliner Semi pulling a grain trailer southbound on Highway 75. According to the report, as Lanz approached the intersection of A-26 and Highway 75, she began to slide on the snow past the stop sign into the rear tires of the grain trailer.

The Kia received heavy damage and was a total loss. The grain trailer received $500 damage.

No injuries were reported