Motor vehicle accident east of Alton – January 19

On Thursday, January 19, at 8:45 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile east of Alton, IA.

Juan Paulino, age 29, of Saint Peter, MN, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu Southbound on Highwaay 60. Vernica Escobar, age 25, of Council Bluffs, IA, was traveling with Paulino, driving a 2013 Honda Fit southbound on Highway. Escobar lost control of the vehicle and struck the Chevrolet, causing Paulino to lose control of his vehicle and enter the west ditch.

No injuries were reported.

Damage to the Chevrolet was estimated at $2,000. Damage to the Honda was estimated at $1,500.

Escobar was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.