Vehicle strikes electrical pole east of Alton, driver flown to hospital with severe injuries – September 1

On Friday, September 1, at 3:02 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, one mile east of Alton.

Michelle Vant Hof, age 43, of Granville, IA, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on Highway 10 when she drove onto the shoulder, lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch; the vehicle struck a MidAmerican Energy electrical utility pole.

Vant Hof was transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital for treatment of severe injuries.

The Pontiac sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Orange City Fire Department, Orange City Ambulance, Alton Ambulance and Alton Fire Department.