Commercial motor vehicle accident south of Hospers – January 5

On Thursday, January 5, at 8:14 a.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, two miles south of Hospers, IA.

Oumar Coulibaly, age 43, of Iowa City, IA, was driving a 2018 International semi-tractor pulling a freight trailer northbound on Highway 60 when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch where the truck and trailer jackknifed and struck a North West REC electrical pole.

No injuries were reported.

The International and trailer sustained approximately $12,000 in damage. Damage to the power line pole was estimated at $4,000.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and Hospers Fire Department.