Two Sent to Hospital In School Bus Accident Near Ireton
March 22, 2022 8:04am
On Monday, March 21, at 4:37 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus that occurred on 420th Street, six miles northwest of Ireton.
Robert Van Gelder, age 74, of Alton, IA, was driving a 2016 Thomas school bus for Unity Christian High School westbound on 420th Street. Taylor Schmidt, age 16, of Hawarden, IA, was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger eastbound on 420th Street. Van Gelder crossed the center of the roadway and struck the Ford, lost control of the bus and entered the south ditch; the bus came to rest on its side in a field. Schmidt lost control of the Ford and entered the south ditch; the ford came to rest on its side.
One 17 year old passenger was on the bus at the time, reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention. Schmidt and two passengers in the Ford were all transported by the Ireton Ambulance to Hawarden Regional Health for treatment of minor injuries.
The school bus sustained approximately $50,000 in damage. The Ford sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage.
Van Gelder was cited for failure to maintain proper lane.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Ireton Ambulance, Ireton Fire Department, Hawarden Ambulance, Hawarden Police Department, Sioux Center Police Department and Iowa State Patrol.
Replacement Well Project Underway
Work has begun to build a new Sioux Center well to supply the community’s use, replacing
Development Agreement Brings Business to Sioux Center
June 23, 2022 4:21pm
The City is offering a development agreement promoting a company’s significant investment
Northwest Iowa Woman Found Guilty of Murder
June 21, 2022 3:38pm
A judge has found Allison Decker guilty on all three counts against her in the December 2020
Ireton man injured in accident Friday
June 20, 2022 9:00am
An Ireton man was injured in a two vehicle accident on Friday afternoon. The State Patrol says
Three Arrested After Complaint of Drugs
June 13, 2022 3:26pm
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people after a complaint from someone