Inwood, Iowa — A Yankton woman’s car was damaged in an accident on Saturday (2/2) near Inwood.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 3:45 PM, 21-year-old Rachael Hoefs of Yankton was northbound on Highway 182, two and a half miles north of Inwood in a 2008 Pontiac.
The report says Hoefs dropped the vehicle’s right tires off the road onto the shoulder. She over-corrected to the left, the vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway, entered the west ditch and rolled over. The vehicle came to rest in the field to the west of Highway 182, on its wheels, facing east.
Hoefs’ Pontiac received $12,000 damage — enough to total the vehicle.
The report says she may have been injured, but she was not transported to a hospital.
Hospers, Iowa — Four Hospers residents have been arrested on drug-related charges after a report of an identity theft.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday afternoon (2/5), they arrested 19-year-old Chelsea Hakeneis, 18-year-old Matthew Zinnel, and 18-year-old Victoria Guadalupe‐Villarreal, all of Hospers, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. Twenty-year-old Christian Vargas‐Ortiz, also of Hospers was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, identity theft and two counts of forgery.
The arrests stemmed from a report of identity theft which was received by the Sheriff’s Office in the overnight hours, early on February 5th.
Upon further investigation deputies determined that Vargas‐Ortiz had gained employment at Hickory Hill Farms LLC near Hospers by using another person’s identity.
Rural Rock Valley, Iowa — On Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 360th Street, 10 miles southwest of Rock Valley, near Hudson, SD.
Matthew McEachran, age 39, of Tea, SD was driving a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta eastbound on 360th Street when
his vehicle struck a deer on the roadway.
No injuries were reported.
The Volkswagen sustained approximately $1,500 in damages.
Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man’s minivan and a delivery vehicle driven by a George man were damaged in an accident on Saturday (2/2) in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 1:30 PM, 57-year-old Kerwin Sterler of Sheldon was northbound in the Sunset Plaza Trailer Court in a 2001 Dodge. Forty-six-year-old Robert Klingenberg of George was also northbound in the trailer court in a United States Postal Service delivery vehicle.
Sterler decided to back up and backed into the delivery vehicle behind him.
Sterler’s Dodge received $500 damage. The USPS delivery vehicle received $1000 damage.
There were no injuries reported.
Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man’s pickup was damaged in an accident on February 3 near Hawarden.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 6:00 AM, 44-year-old Marlin Skogman of Hawarden was northbound on K22, five miles west of Hawarden in a 2006 Dodge.
Skogman reported that the roads were snow-and-ice-covered at that time. He lost control. The pickup entered the east ditch, struck the embankment, and then struck a field fence. It came to rest on the fence line. It was high centered and could not be moved. Skogman says he walked home. He reported the accident 9 hours later.
Skogman’s Dodge received $4500 damage.
There were no injuries reported.
Skogman was charged with failure to maintain control.
Worthington, MN — A six-year-old boy from Spirit Lake has died and four others were injured as the result of an accident on Saturday (2/2) near Worthington.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that about 6:40 PM, 30-year-old James Fisher of Luverne was westbound on I-90, west of Worthington in a 1998 Ford. Forty-four-year-old Kevin Bakker of Spirit Lake was eastbound on 90 in a 2012 Nissan.
Fisher lost control and his vehicle went through the median into the eastbound lanes and was struck broadside by Bakker’s vehicle.
A passenger in the Bakker vehicle, 6-year-old Jonah Holmes was airlifted to Sanford Sioux Falls, but died as a result of his injuries.
Kevin Bakker, and two other passengers in his car, 27-year-old Michelle Holmes and one-year-old Fisher Bakker were transported to Sanford Worthington by Sanford Worthington Ambulance. At last report, both Kevin Bakker and Michelle Holmes were listed in critical condition.
James Fisher was transported to Sanford Worthington by Sanford Worthington Ambulance. He was treated and released.
Both vehicles were totaled.
The Worthington and Rushmore fire departments, Sanford Worthington Ambulance, and Adrian Ambulance assisted the Minnesota State Patrol.