Motor vehicle accident southwest of Alton – April 6

On Saturday, April 6, at 4:34 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Kiwi Avenue, four miles southwest of Alton, IA.

David Copley, age 19, of Ames, IA, was driving a 1991 Ford Ranger northbound on Kiwi Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the west ditch and rolled.

Copley was transported by Orange City Ambulance to Orange City Area Health; he was later flown to Sanford Medical Center for further treatment of injuries.

The Ford sustained approximately $8,000 in damage.

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

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