Monday Morning Accident

A pickup pulling a trailer crashed into a house this morning east of Le Mars, resulting in several people injured. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred along Iowa Highway 3 and Mc Kurth Drive around 7 am. The driver of the pickup – 32 year old Jesus Almaraz of Sioux City, was driving east on Highway 3 when he suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into a north ditch, went airborne, and crashed into a house on McKurth Drive. Almaraz and four passengers – all from Sioux City, were injured. Le Mars Fire Rescue says one person in the house was also injured. One person had to be extricated from the vehicle. Almaraz was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare in LeMars. Two others were transported to Orange City Hospital. A fourth passenger was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City. Merrill and Remsen ambulances were called to the scene.