Motor Vehicle accident in Hospers – May 8

On Monday, May 8, at 4:04 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highay 60 and 400th Street, in Hospers, IA.

Shawn Munns, age 66, of Hawarden, IA was driving a 2007 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a tank trailer southbound on Highway 60.  Beder Aguilon, age 17, of Worthington, MN, was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla eastbound on 400th Street when he failed to stop for the stop sign, at Highway 60, entered the intersection where the two struck.

Damage to the Toyota was estimated at $1,500. Damage to the Peterbilt and trailer was estimated at $100,000.

Aguilon was transported by the Hospers Ambulance to Orange City Area Health; he was later flown to Sanford Sioux Falls for further medical attention. A passenger in the Toyota, Ernesto Martin, age 20, of Worthington, MN, was transported by the Sheldon Ambulance to Sanford Sheldon Medical center; he was also later flown to Sanford Sioux Falls for further medical treatment. Munns did not report any injuries.

Aguilon was cited for failing to obey a stop sign and yield right of way.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hospers Fire Department, Hospers Ambulance, Sheldon Ambulance, Orange City Ambulance and the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement.