On Thursday September 16, at 5:20 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile north of Alton, IA.
Michael Nelson, age 38, of Crescent, IA was driving a 2021 Peterbilt semi-truck and pulling a cattle trailer northbound on Highway; he slowed to turn east onto 440th Street. Kayleen Stallman, age 37, of Denison, IA, was driving a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan northbound on Highway 60 behind Nelson when she struck the trailer. The Dodge caught fire after the accident, Stallman was trapped inside the vehicle, but freed from it by another motorist.
The trailer sustained approximately $20,000 in damage. Damage to the Dodge was estimated at $10,000.
Stallman was transported by the Alton Ambulance to Orange City Area Health; she was later flown to MercyOne Medical Center in Sioux City for further medical treatment.
Stallman was cited for following to close and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Alton Ambulance, Alton Fire Department, Orange City Ambulance and Iowa State Patrol.