Injury accident 11-26-2014 (Corrected)

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DCSO investigated a personal injury accident that occurred on November 26, 2014 at approximately 12:55pm.

David Hoffman (28) of Heron Lake MN was driving a 2007 Hyundai southbound on county road N-14 near the intersection with 210 street. Hoffman lost control of the Hyundai on the snow covered roads and slid sideways impacting with its passenger side into a northbound 2005 International Semi tractor/trailer driven by Elliot Evans (29) of Wanda, MN.  The semi then jack-knifed and came to rest on the east shoulder/ditch. The Hyundai came to rest in the east ditch.  Hofman was transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare by Ambulance with incapacitating injuries and was later transferred to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Evans was uninjured.  Damage was estimated at $10,000 to the Hyundai and $30,000 to the International.  Hofman was cited for failure to maintain control.

DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

  • Terril Fire Department
  • Terril Rescue
  • LRH Ambulance
  • Milford Police
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Estherville Police (off duty officer)
  • Jennings Towing

(Correction: Evans was originally listed as being from Heron Lake, MN. He is actually from Wanda, MN)