Northwest of Fairview, SD — A Hudson, SD woman was taken to a hospital after an accident on the Iowa side of the Big Sioux near Fairview.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:50 PM on Sunday, November 22, 35-year-old Amy Butler of Hudson, SD was driving a 1999 Ford F250 pickup westbound on 290th Street, about 12 miles west of Rock Valley. The report says she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and rolled onto its top.
The Canton-Inwood Ambulance transported Butler to the Sanford Canton‐Inwood Medical Center.
The Ford sustained approximately $8,000 in damages.
Butler was cited on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office says the Fairview Fire Department and Canton-Inwood Ambulance assisted on the scene.
Sheldon, Iowa — A railroad crossing arm sustained heavy damage and a Marcus man’s car was also damaged in a crash on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 6:30 AM, 26-year-old Alejandro Aguirrc of Marcus was driving a 2002 Ford northbound on Second Avenue — that’s Old Highway 60.
The report says that he attempted a left turn onto West 16th Street and the car sled over the curb and struck the railroad crossing arms, knocking them down. The report does note that there was ice on the road at the time of the crash.
The Ford sustained $1500 in damages, and the crossing arms, owned by Union Pacific Railroad sustained $20,000 in damages.
The driver was charged with driving without a license and failure to maintain control.
Inwood, Iowa — A Flandreau, SD man was taken to a hospital after an accident near the Big Sioux River in Lyon County.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:15 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015, 41-year-old Oscar Morales Gomez of Flandreau was eastbound on Highway 18, about five miles west of Inwood in a 2015 Ford van owned by U-Haul, when he lost control on the snow. The vehicle entered the north ditch and overturned onto its side.
The Canton-Inwood Ambulance took Morales Gomez to Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.
The Sheriff’s Office says the Ford U-Haul van received about $4500 in damages.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that the Inwood Fire and Rescue crews and the Canton-Inwood Ambulance crew assisted them on the scene.
Orange City, Iowa — Three vehicles were damaged in an accident in Orange City on Friday, November 20th.
The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 15-year-old Kevin Slice of Hull was driving a 2005 Honda Accord was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Michigan Avenue Southwest and Highway 10 South in Orange City. Sixteen-year-old Anton Funk of Sheldon was driving a 2001 Buick sedan southbound on Michigan Avenue southwest behind Slice. 58-year-old Allan Reinders of Sioux Center just turned off Highway 10 to go northbound on Michigan Avenue Southwest while driving a 2001 Ford pickup. According to the report, Slice was stopped at the stop sign while Funk came up behind him. Funk was unable to stop due to driving to fast for the road conditions. Funk realized that he was not going to get stopped in time, so he swerved to the left to try and avoid rear ending Slice’s vehicle. Funk did strike the rear of Slice, then hit the front of Reinders’ vehicle.
The Honda received $2000 damage; the Buick received $3000 damage. The Ford received $2500 damage.
Sioux Center, Iowa — A Hull man has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated after a crash near Sioux Center.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:45 Friday evening, November 20th, 22-year-old Kyle Techen of Hull was driving a 2011 Ford F150 northbound on Hickory Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and the pickup entered the west ditch.
No injuries were reported.
The Ford was not damaged.
Upon further investigation the deputy suspected that Techen was under the influence of alcohol. As a result, Techen was arrested and was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also cited on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.
Hospers, Iowa — A Sheldon woman hit a deer in Hopsers on Friday, November 20th.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:19 am, 64-year-old Susan De Hoogh of Sheldon was driving a 2014 Honda CR-V southbound on Hospers Drive in Hospers. According to the report, De Hoogh struck a deer on the roadway.