Motor vehicle accident south of Boyden – May 9

On Tuesday, May 9, at 12:20 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 350th Street, three miles south of Boyden, IA.

Sawyer Van Briesen, age 17, of Boyden, was driving a 2005 Ford F250 eastbound on 350th Street when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the south ditch, and rolled. The vehicle caught fire and became fully engulfed, but Van Briesen was able to exit the vehicle safely.

No injuries were reported.

The Ford sustained approximately $17,000 in damage.

Van Briesen was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Boyden Ambulance and Boyden Fire Department.