On Saturday, September 19, at 1:31 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 12, one mile north of Chatsworth, IA.
Damien Ericson, age 21, of Akron, IA was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Highway 12 when he reported that he swerved to avoid striking a deer in the roadway, lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and rolled.
Ericson was transported by personal vehicle to Hawarden Regional Healthcare for treatment of his injuries.
The Chevrolet sustained approximately $8,000 in damage.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department.