On Thursday, October 7, at 4:33 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and Colfax Street (Kennedy Avenue), in Boyden, IA.
Victor Casias, age 36, of Sheldon, IA, was driving a 2001 Ford Windstar minivan westbound on Highway 18. Michael Doorenbos, age 52, of Boyden, was driving a 2008 New Holland B95BLR backhoe northbound on Colfax Street. Doorenbos stopped for the stop sign at Highway 18, entered the intersection and the two struck.
Casias was trapped inside the vehicle and was freed with mechanical tools by members of the Boyden Fire Department; he was transported by the Boyden Ambulance to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Doorenbos did not report any injuries.
The Ford sustained approximately $2,000 in damage. The New Holland sustained approximately $300 in damage.
Doorenbos was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. Casias was cited for operating a motor vehicle without meeting insurance requirements and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Boyden Fire Department, Boyden Ambulance, Sheldon Fire Department, Sheldon Ambulance and Iowa State Patrol.