Roll-over Accident Sends Two To Hospital


(Le Mars) — Emergency crews responded to a one-vehicle, roll-over accident, that happened this morning about eight miles west of Le Mars on County Road C-38, near the Huron Avenue intersection. The accident was reported at about 9:48 a.m. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Rick Singer tells what occurred.

Singer says the 2013 White Dodge Avenger had two people who were injured during the accident, a male and a female.  They have now been identified as Corey Jurrens, age 33 of Le Mars and the passenger, 32-year old, Heather Ortmann, also of Le Mars.
Neither victims are believed to be life threatening.  Singer did not indicate the severity of the injuries. However, he confirmed that both victims were conscious and talking with firefighters and EMT officials. Singer also confirmed Mercy Air Care helicopter was initially called to the scene, but was unable to attend. Both victims were transported directly to Mercy One hospital at Sioux City. The Plymouth County Deputy did not indicate the names or ages of the victims. The accident remains under investigation by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.  Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.  The vehicle has been listed as a total loss. Responding to the scene were the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, Le Mars Ambulance Services, Merrill Fire Department, Merrill Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.