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Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Two Vehicle Personal Injury Accident 10-31-22

DCSO responded to a motor vehicle accident 10-31-2022 that was reported at 3:47PM just east of the intersection of Hwy 9 & 71, also known as the Jackson “Y”.
Doyle Svoboda (55), of Lakefield MN, was driving a 2015 Freightliner semi tractor/trailer eastbound on Hwy 9 when he was struck from the rear by a 2020 Ram pickup driven eastbound by Mark Moffitt (55), of Gruver IA.
Both drivers were injured in the accident. Svoboda was transported to LRH by ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries. Moffitt was transported by ambulance with incapacitating injuries to Holy Family Hospital in Estherville and then flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
The accident remains under investigation.
DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:
Iowa State Patrol
Superior Fire & Rescue
LRH Ambulance
Terril Ambulance
Spirit Lake First Responders
Boji Tow