Orange City Teen Hits Parked Car

OC PD Orange City PoliceOrange City, Iowa — An Orange City teen struck a parked car on Tuesday, March 15th in Orange City.

The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 8:09 am Tuesday morning, 17-year-old Daniel Roghair of Orange City was driving a 2009 Ford Fusion eastbound on 5th Street southeast in Orange City. A 2011 Ford F-150, owned by Melissa Netten of Orange City was parked legally on 5th Street southeast. According to the report, Roghair stated that his windshield was fogged over, and trying to wipe it clean. He did not see the pickup, struck the pickup and spun around and came to a stop.

The Fusion received $2000 damage. The F-150 received $6,500 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Two Vehicle Collision Near Sioux Center

sioux sheriff emblem side of carSioux Center, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged after a colliding in an intersection near Sioux Center on Saturday, March 12th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:13 pm, 28-year-old James Lund of Fort Worth, Texas was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima northbound on Garfield Avenue, four and one-half miles northwest of Sioux Center. Sixty-two-year-old Jacqueline De Groot of Orange City was driving a 2010 Lincoln MKX westbound on 360th Street. According to the report, both De Groot and Lund stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and 360th Street. Lund and De Groot drove into the intersection at the same time and the accident occurred.

The Nissan received $1500 damage; the Lincoln received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


One Vehicle Accident Near Sheldon

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man’s vehicle was damaged after an accident near Sheldon on Monday, March 14th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:22 am on Monday, 62-year-old Joseph Williams of Sheldon was driving a 1994 Toyota Camry westbound on Highway 18, two miles west of Sheldon. According to the report, Williams lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch.

The Toyota received $1400 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Teen’s Vehicle A Total Loss

lyonsheriffRock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen’s vehicle was a total loss after an accident near Rock Rapids on Friday, March 11th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:45 pm on Friday, 15-year-old Kaden Huisman of Rock Rapids was driving a Pontiac G6 eastbound on 170th Street, 3 miles southeast of Rock Rapids. According to the report, Huisman lost control of the vehicle and entered the north ditch.

The Pontiac was a total loss.

No injuries were reported.


Man Accidentally Shoots Self In Abdomen

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdAlton, Iowa — An Alton man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound early Sunday morning.

According to Orange City/Alton Police, their officers were dispatched to an Alton residence shortly before 1:30 am Sunday for a discharge of a firearm.  When officers and medical personnel arrived they found Fredrick Dykhuizen with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Dykhuizen was taken to the Orange City Health System Hospital, and later transferred to a Sioux City hospital.

Police say that preliminary investigation indicates that Dykhuizen accidentally shot himself while handling the gun.

The Orange City Police Department was assisted by the Alton Ambulance, Orange City Ambulance, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.


Man Airlifted After Accident

Lester, Iowa — A Larchwood man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident near Larchwood on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:45 AM, 20-year-old Ethan Schemmel of Larchwood was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram flatbed pickup northbound on Coolidge Avenue, about two miles south and two east of Larchwood, when they say he lost control and his pickup entered the west ditch.

The sheriff’s office reports Schemmel’s vehicle rolled two to three times and came to rest in a field on its roof. They say Schemmel was ejected from his vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Schemmel was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids and flown to Sanford Sioux Falls by Sanford AirMed.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that Lester Fire and Rescue, the Lyon County Ambulance crew, and Trackside Towing assisted them on the scene.

They say alcohol is suspected as being a factor, and the crash is still under investigation.