Authorities Respond To Over-turned Accident


(Le Mars) — An accident involving two vehicles occurred Sunday afternoon at around 1:15 p.m. at the country intersection of Lynx Avenue and 220th Street, about four miles south of Le Mars. An investigation of the accident indicated 48-year old Charles Hoffman of Le Mars was heading eastbound on
220th Street, driving a 1997 Ford F-250 pickup truck, while at the same time, 33-year old Dustin Poeckes , also of Le Mars, was heading southbound on Lynx Avenue, driving his 2011 Ford Explorer approaching the intersection. Both drivers’ vision was obscured by corn growing in the field northwest of the intersection. Upon entering the intersection, both vehicles
collided, causing the Poeckes vehicle to rotate and flip over in the south east ditch. Airbags had deployed on both vehicles, and fortunately, all five occupants of the Ford Explorer, and the only occupant of the Ford F-250 pickup all escaped with only minor injuries. The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department and the Le Mars Ambulance Service were both dispatched to the scene and checked on the drivers and the passengers. Everyone was
subsequently released at the scene with only minor injuries. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the accident investigation.