January 14, 2020 - 1:56 pm - Posted in News

Alton, Iowa — An Alta man was taken to a hospital after an accident on Highway 60 near Alton on Monday, January 13.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:25 a.m., 42-year-old Christopher Miller of O’Neill, Nebraska was driving a 2000 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a freight trailer northeast on Highway 60, two miles northeast of Alton. They say 28-year-old Juan Salazar of Alta was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan northbound on Kingbird Avenue. Salazar failed to stop at a stop sign at Highway 60, entered the intersection and the vehicles collided.

The Alton Ambulance Squad took Salazar to Orange City Area Health. His injuries were described as “minor.”

The Peterbilt sustained about $6,000 in damage. The Dodge sustained about $3,000 in damage, according to the report.

Salazar was cited on charges of failure to obey a stop sign and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

The sheriff’s office reports that the Alton Fire Department and Alton Ambulance Squad assisted them with the response to the accident.

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