Car Strikes Cook’s Cafe

sheldon police pd car door logoSheldon, Iowa — For the second time in less than a week a Sheldon restaurant has been damaged when they were struck by vehicles.

Last week it was the Hardee’s Restaurant at 2nd Avenue and Park Street, this time it was Cook’s Cafe at 2nd Avenue and 8th Street.

Sheldon Police say that about noon on Thursday (September 8th), a vehicle struck the west side of the Cook’s Cafe building.  According to the accident report, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox was parking in the Cook’s parking lot when the driver’s foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas, jumping a curb and striking the building.

Damage to the Equinox was estimated by Police to be $2,800, with damage to the restaurant estimated to be $12-thousand.

No injuries were reported.  The name of the 90-year old driver was not released in the accident report.

One TakenTo Hospital After $195K Crash

Law Enforcement Lightbar redSibley, Iowa — A truck driver was taken to the hospital following an accident north of Sibley early Tuesday morning.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened about 5:30 Tuesday morning, when a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig, driven by 26-year old Blake Joseph Reis of Hartley, was westbound on Highway 9, north of Sibley.  According to authorities, Reis observed a cow standing in the roadway.  Reis told deputies he swerved to avoid the animal, causing his semi to tip onto its side, and come to rest on the driver’s side, partially in the north ditch and partially on the roadway.

Deputies say the purebred, registered cow, owned by Ernest Gradert of Sibley, was killed for an estimated loss of $20-thousand.  Reis was hauling a livestock trailer filled with pigs that were also killed, for an estimated loss of $30-thousand.  Deputies estimated the tractor and trailer to be a total loss, with an estimated value of $145-thousand.

Reis was taken the the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley by the Sibley Ambulance.

Also assisting at the scene was the Sibley Fire Department and Marks Towing of Worthington, MN.

Rock Valley Teen Avoids Racoons, Hits Culvert

Osceola Sheriff Car 72-2Ashton, Iowa — A Rock Valley teen’s vehicle was damaged after swerving to miss wildlife on Monday, September 5th near Ashton.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:02 pm on Labor Day, 18-year-old Bryanna Van’t Hul was driving a 2005 Suzuki Aerio southbound on Olive Avenue, east of Ashton. According to the report, Van’t Hul began slowing to turn onto 230th Street when two raccoons entered the roadway.  Van’t Hul swerved to avoid the animals and lost control entering the north ditch and striking a culvert.

The Suzuki received $2,500 damage.

No injuries were reported

Spencer Teen Injured Near Sutherland

accident wordSutherland, Iowa — A Spencer teen was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash northeast of Sutherland late last week.

According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved a 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup, driven by 18-year old Cole Douglas Heikens, of Spencer.  Deputies say Heikens’ truck was westbound on B53, near Wilson Avenue, at a speed greater than the posted 45 mph speed limit, and went off the road onto the shoulder.  They say Heikens tried to bring the vehicle back onto the road, but over corrected, losing control, and rolling into the ditch.

Sutherland Ambulance transported Heikens to the Spencer Municipal Hospital with what are described as serious incapacitating injuries.

Heikens’ pickup sustained an estimated $10-thousand in damage.  Heikens was reportedly ticketed for Failure To Maintain Control.

Collision at Intersection Near Hull

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHull, Iowa — A Hull man’s vehicle and a Washta man’s vehicle were damaged after colliding at an intersection near Hull on Friday morning.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:31 am on Friday, 48-year-old Kevin Van Schepen of Hull was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Indian Avenue, three miles southeast of Hull. Forty-five-year-old Douglas Schuler of Washta was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on 340th Street. According to the report, the two met in the intersection where the accident happened.

The 2000 Chevrolet received $5,000 damage. The 2015 Chevrolet received $6,000 damage,

No injuries were reported.

Hartley Woman Hits Parked Vehicle

O'BrienSheriffHartley, Iowa — A Hartley woman struck the a parked car in Hartley on Wednesday, August 31st.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:17 pm on Wednesday, 52-year-old Darcy DeBoer of Hartley was driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan westbound on 4th Street Northeast. According to the report, DeBoer ran into the back of a legally parked 2003 Ford F-150.

The Dodge received $9,000 damage. The Ford received $5,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.