Denison woman injured in accident near Alton

September 17, 2021 10:08am

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A Denison women was hospitalized after her vehicle caught on fire in an accident on Thursday afternoon near Alton. The Sioux County Sheriff's office says the accident occurred on Highway 60, one mile north of Alton, Thursday afternoon at about 5:20.

38 year old Michael Nelson of Crescent, IA was driving a 2021 Peterbilt semi-truck and pulling a cattle trailer northbound on Highway 60. He slowed to turn east onto 440th Street. 37 year old Kayleen Stallman of Denison, IA, was driving a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan northbound on Highway 60 behind Nelson when she struck the trailer. The Dodge caught fire after the accident, Stallman was trapped inside the vehicle, but was freed by another motorist.

Stallman was transported by the Alton Ambulance to Orange City Area Health; she was later flown to MercyOne Medical Center in Sioux City for further medical treatment.

The trailer sustained approximately $20,000 in damage. Damage to the Dodge was estimated at $10,000.

Stallman was cited for following to close and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Alton Ambulance, Alton Fire Department, Orange City Ambulance and Iowa State Patrol.