On Saturday, January 14, at 10:14 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, three miles northwest of Hull, IA.
Fernando Mercado, age 22, of Sioux Center, IA, was driving a 2012 Ford F-150 pulling an enclosed trailer eastbound on Highway 18 when he lost control of his vehicle, entered the south ditch; the vehicle and trailer came to rest on its side.
Mercado was transported by the Hull Ambulance to Hegg Health Center for treatment of minor injuries. A passenger, Otilia Mercado, age 55, of Sioux Center, IA, was transported by the Hull Ambulance to Sioux Center Health for treatment of minor injuries.
Damage to the vehicle and trailer was estimated at $10,000.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hull Ambulance and Hull Fire Department.