Ashton, Iowa– A Ocheyedan man and his passenger were taken to the hospital after an accident near Ashton on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:45 a.m., 74-year-old Bernard Engelkes of Ocheyedan was driving a 2001 Toyota minivan southbound on Highway 60, two miles north of Ashton. They tell us that 21-year-old Dax DeGroot of George was eastbound on 210th Street in a 2015 Ford pickup.

The report says that DeGroot pulled out in front of Engelkes while turning right causing the collision. It does mention fog in the area contributing to obscured vision.

The Sibley Ambulance took Engelkes and a passenger in his vehicle, 67-year-old Timothy Knudson to Osceola Regional Health Center Hospital.

Engelkes’s Toyota minivan sustained $2500 in damages, and DeGroot’s Ford pickup sustained $1500 in damages.

DeGroot was charged with failure to yield upon entering a through highway.

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