Commercial motor vehicle accident west of Sheldon – November 9

On Wednesday, November 9, at 2:16 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, one-quarter mile west of Sheldon, IA.

Daniel Longey, age 42, of Sioux Falls, SD was driving a 2012 Freightliner M2 straight-truck eastbound on Highway 18 when he reported he swerved to avoid a deer on the roadway, lost control of the vehicle and entered the north ditch where the vehicle rolled onto its side.

Longey reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention.

The Freightliner sustained approximately $30,000 in damage.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Fire Department, Sheldon Ambulance and O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.

Longey was cited for failure to maintain control.