Man Killed Working On Car Near Peterson

Peterson, Iowa — A Peterson man has died as the result of a crash near Peterson.
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The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 10:55 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 16-year-old Steven Taylor of Peterson was driving a 2002 Chevy southbound on M27, about a mile and a three quarters north of Peterson. Thirty-seven year-old Steven Kozelka of Peterson had been driving a 2006 Ford that had become disabled and was parked southbound on M27. They report that there was a third vehicle, a 2001 Chevy Blazer, parked facing northbound in front of the disabled Ford.

The report says that Kozelka was out of his vehicle and working on it when Taylor struck the rear Kozelka’s Ford, which hit the Blazer and Kozelka.

Kozelka’s injuries were fatal.

The Spencer Ambulance took Taylor to the Spencer Hospital.

Emergency responders from Spencer and Peterson assisted at the scene.

Man Taken To Hospital After Fiery Crash

Le Mars, Iowa — A Nebraska man was taken to a hospital after a fiery crash near Le Mars early on Saturday morning.
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The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:15 AM, emergency responders were called to a single-vehicle accident about two miles west of LeMars on Highway 3 near Kestrel Avenue. When deputies arrived on scene, they report that the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and the single occupant had been pulled away from the vehicle by passers-by. Le Mars Ambulance and Fire assisted on scene.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver was 40-year-old Jesse David Compton of Decatur, NE. They say his condition is considered serious at this time, and that the investigation into the cause of the accident continues.

Taken To Hospital After Rock Valley Accident

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Le Mars woman was taken to a hospital after an accident on Thursday near Rock Valley.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:45 PM, 48-year-old Sue Jennings of Le Mars was driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound on Elmwood Avenue, two miles south of Rock Valley, when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and rolled.

Jennings was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.

The Chrysler sustained approximately $7,000 in damages.

Jennings was cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance crew, and the Rock Valley Police Department.

Sheldon Man Hits Deer

sioux county sheriff emblemA Sheldon man hit a deer on Wednesday, June 3rd.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Keith Petitt of Sheldon was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban eastbound on Highway 18. According to the report, Petitt struck a deer on the roadway.

The Suburban received $4000 damage.

No injuries were reported

Man To Serve 11-Year Term For Meth Distribution

Sioux City, Iowa — A Spencer man has been sentenced to an eleven-year prison term after he pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
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The United States Attorney’s Office in Sioux City reports that 52-year-old Todd Daugherty of Spencer received the prison term recently, following a February guilty plea.

Daugherty admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about 2013 and continuing through May 2014 that distributed more than 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine in Spencer and the surrounding area. Daugherty says he would obtain the methamphetamine from Minnesota and later distribute the methamphetamine to multiple customers in Iowa. A traffic stop was conducted of Daugherty in Minnesota in which four ounces of methamphetamine was seized.

Daugherty was sentenced to 132 months in prison, in addition to other fines, penalties, and assessments. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Motorcycle Hits Deer

deer_sxcA Rock Rapids man hit a deer north of Rock Rapids on Tuesday, June 2nd.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, 52-year-old William Kastein of Rock Rapids was driving a 2000 Indian Chief motorcycle nortbound on Harding Avenue, north of Rock Rapids. According to the report, Kastein struck a deer that entered the roadway from the east ditch.

The motorcycle received $800 damage.

No injuries were reported.