Sheldon teen killed in crashSHELDON, Iowa — A 17-year-old Sheldon girl is dead after a crash Friday morning on Iowa 18, one-half mile west of Sheldon.
SHELDON, Iowa — A 17-year-old Sheldon girl is dead after a crash Friday morning on Iowa 18, one-half mile west of Sheldon.
Trisha Wood was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale westbound at approximately 7:15 a.m., when she lost control and entered the eastbound lane, striking a 2003 Freightliner semi tractor pulling a loaded grain trailer head-on.
Wood was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, Mark Breuer, 36, of Rock Valley, Iowa, was not injured. The semi sustained approximately $25,000 in damage, while the car sustained major damage. Wood was wearing her seatbelt, while Breuer was not.
Assisting the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Sheldon Police Department, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Sheldon Fire Department and the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team.