Hawarden, Iowa — A Merrill man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Hawarden on Tuesday, October 8th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly after 11:50 a.m., 62-year-old Michael Holtz of Merrill was driving a 2011 Volvo semi-truck pulling a grain trailer northbound on Cherry Avenue, six miles north of Hawarden. They say that as he approached the intersection at 390th Street, he lost control of the vehicle on an eastbound curve in the roadway. The truck entered the north ditch and rolled.

The sheriff’s office says the Hawarden Ambulance took Holtz to the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital. His injuries were described as “minor.”

The Volvo and trailer sustained approximately $50,000 in damage.

Holtz was cited on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office reports that the Hawarden Fire Department, Hawarden Ambulance Squad, the Ireton Fire Department, and the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement division assisted with the response to the accident.

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