Update – Roll-over Accident In Creek Bed Results In Fatality


(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Communications Center received a call Wednesday evening at approximately 10:00 p.m. of a motor vehicle  accident near the intersection of county roads C-60 and K-18 South.  The caller stated that there was a vehicle in a small creek bed, near his residence, and it looked as if there were injuries.

Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies, Iowa State Patrol, Akron Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.  Once first responders arrived at the scene it was apparent that the driver of the vehicle was deceased.

The driver has been identified as Mitchell L. Anderson, 32, of Hinton.

The preliminary investigation is indicating that a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck was heading northbound on county road K-18 South, when the driver lost control and started sliding sideways off the roadway, down a steep embankment and into a creek bed.  No other vehicles or persons were involved.  The Iowa State Patrol is conducting a technical investigation into the crash.

Anderson was taken to the Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, where Plymouth County Medical Examiner, Dr. Sheila Holcomb conducted her examination.  The accident remains under investigation.