Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – August 12

On Wednesday, August 12, at 7:21 a.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and Jackson Avenue, two miles west of Boyden, IA.

Caroleen Candito, age 33, of Sheldon, IA was driving a 2007 Honda Civic eastbound on Highway 18. Russell Severson, age 45, of Sheldon was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Sliverado westbound on Highway 18. Severson turned south on Jackson Avenue, Candito  swerved to avoid striking Severson, lost control of the vehicle and entered the north ditch.

Candito reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on her own.

​The Honda sustained approximately $3,000 in damage.

Severson was cited for failing to yield upon making a left turn.