Sioux County Sheriff

Commercial Motor vehicle accident south of Hospers – December 5

On Monday, December 5 at 3:43 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to a commercial motor vehicle accident on Highway 60, one-quarter mile south Hospers, IA.

David Combs, age 52, of Spirit Lake, IA, was driving a 2020 Peterbilt semi-tractir northbound on Highway 60. Celia Diaz, age 23, from Hesperia, CA was driving a 2018 International semi-tractor northbound northbound on Highway 60 behind Combs.

Diaz attempted to pass Combs, lost control of the vehicle, entered the median and jackknifed.

The Peterbilt sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. Damage to the International was estimated at $125,000.

No injuries were reported.

Diaz was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehcle.

The sheriffs office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Hospers Fire Department, Hospers Ambulance and the Iowa Department of Transportation.