Blue Earth, Minnesota — A Minneapolis man and an Ocheyedan man were taken to the hospital after an accident near Blue Earth, MN.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that about 8:35 AM on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 46-year-old Abdelwahed Haidar of Minneapolis was driving a 2004 Volvo semi-tractor, which was parked on the right shoulder of the westbound lane of I-90, 12 miles east of Blue Earth. Forty-nine year-old Clint Sixta of Ocheyedan was westbound on 90 in a 1998 Peterbilt.
The report says that Sixta’s semi collided with Haidar’s semi.
Both Haidar and Sixta were taken to United Hospital in Blue Earth with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, Frost Ambulance, and Bricelyn Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.
Hull, Iowa — A Parker, South Dakota man faces felony drunk driving charges after a collision Tuesday near Hull.
According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:25 Tuesday afternoon a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by 19-year old April Bonestroo of Hull, was westbound on 320th Street, and stopped for the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 75, two miles west of Hull. Deputies say that a 1999 Honda Civic driven by 29-year old Conrad Johns of Parker, South Dakota was westbound on 320th Street behind Bonestroo. According to the report, Johns drove to the right of Bonestroo, and struck her vehicle. Deputies say Johns didn’t stop after striking Bonestroo’s pickup, and continued north on Highway 75.
Authorities say that a deputy attempted to stop the Johns vehicle a short time later, and Johns’ car entered a ditch near 280th Street and Highway 75, and drove through a field before re-entering the roadway.
Deputies say Johns was arrested for 5th Offense (Felony) Drunk Driving, and was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid Driver’s License, Failure To Maintain Control, and No Insurance.
No injuries were reported in the incident, and damage to Bonestroo’s Chevy were estimated at $800, with about $400 damage to Johns’ Honda.
Sibley, Iowa — A Melvin man has now been charged in connection with a personal injury collision that happened earlier this week in Sibley.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year old Daniel Santiz Perez of Melvin has been identified as the driver of a 2005 Pontiac G6 that was eastbound on 5th Street in Sibley in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 5th. Deputies say the car Santiz Perez was driving rear-ended a 2017 Ford Fusion, driven by 26-year old Nicole Wesselink of Hartley, who was stopped for the stop sign at 11th Avenue, and also headed east.
According to Osceola County authorities, Santiz Perez and a passenger in his vehicle fled the scene of the crash on foot, with the passenger returning to the scene, in need of an ambulance. Deputies say the unidentified passenger was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by the Sibley Ambulance. Wesselink escaped injury in the crash.
As a result of their investigation, deputies say they were eventually able to identify Santiz Perez as the driver of the car, and charged him with Leaving The Scene Of A Personal Injury Accident, No Insurance, Failure To Have A Valid Driver’s License, Open Container, and Following Too Closely.
According to authorities, Wesselink’s Ford and Santiz Perez’s Pontiac each sustained an estimated $10-thousand damage in the crash.
Lyon County, Iowa — A male juvenile student of the West Lyon School faces charges following the investigation into an alleged case of harassment.
According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, their deputies responded to the West Lyon School this past Friday, March 3rd, in reference to a complaint by a concerned parent.
Upon arrival, deputies reportedly made contact with the reporting party who stated a male juvenile student had been sending threatening text messages to his juvenile daughter.
The Sheriff’s Office says their Deputy spoke with several school employees, students, and parents.
The male juvenile was cited into juvenile court for 1st Degree Harassment, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Rock Rapids, Iowa — An Ellsworth, Minnesota man was taken to a hospital after an accident on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 23-year-old Zackery P. Timmer of Ellsworth was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup southbound on K52, about a mile south of Highway 9 in Rock Rapids.
The Sheriff’s Office says Timmer failed to negotiate a curve, and the pickup entered the ditch and struck some utility wires.
They say a passerby took Timmer to his home. They tell us he was then taken to the hospital after complaints of arm soreness.
Timmer’s vehicle sustained about $18,000 dollars in damages. The utility pole and wires are owned by Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities and sustained approximately $30,000 dollars in damages.
Sheriff’s officials say the investigation found the accident occurred sometime between 1:00-2:00 a.m.
Timmer was cited on a charge of failure to maintain control.
A Sutherland teen was injured in an accident on Thursday, March 2nd.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 8:00 am on Thursday, 17-year-old Dalton Vander Weide of Sutherland was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger westbound on Highway 10. According to the report, there was a large patch of snow/slush packed on the roadway. Vander Weide lost control of his vehicle, entered the south ditch, rolled, and came to rest on the driver’s side.
The Ford received $3,000 damage.
Vander Weide received minor injuries but declined further medical treatment.