(Le Mars) — First responders from Oyens, Remsen, and Le Mars were all called to a multiple vehicle accident that happened at about 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday morning at the intersection of county roads K-64 and C-38, about four miles southeast of Le Mars. Plymouth County Sheriff’s authorities say the accident involved a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a gooseneck trailer. The trailer was loaded with a Genie boom lift. The pickup was owned by Morton Buildings, Inc. from Morton, Illinois. The driver was Eric Krieger, age 46, from Rossie, Iowa. The second vehicle was a 2004 Dodge Durango. The vehicle was owned and operated by Virginia Manning, age 63, from Cleghorn, Iowa.
The investigation shows that Krieger was southbound on K-64. Manning was heading eastbound on C-38. Krieger failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the path of Manning. Manning’s vehicle struck Krieger in the passenger side of the vehicle causing both vehicles to enter the southwest ditch at the intersection. Krieger’s trailer flipped onto its side partially blocking the roadway.
Virginia Manning was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Le Mars ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger, Robert Manning, age 63, of Cleghorn, was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Remsen ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Krieger, and a passenger, were checked out by Oyens ambulance and declined medical treatment.
Krieger’s pickup sustained functional damage estimated at $5,000. The trailer was considered a total loss estimated at $5,000. The Genie boom lift sustained functional damage estimated at $5,000. The Manning 2004 Dodge Durango was a total loss estimated at $5,000. Krieger was issued a citation for failure to obey a stop sign.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.