SIOUX COUNTY, Iowa – An SUV lost control and skidded off the road in the northwestern part of Iowa, resulting in the death of one person.
At 6:22 in the morning on Sunday in Sioux County, Iowa, an Iowa State Patrol trooper observed a 2009 Mercury Mariner traveling in a westbound direction close to the intersection of B40 and Garfield Avenue.
The driver of the Mariner crashed into a ditch after leaving the road for reasons that are still unknown. After then, the SUV launched itself over a culvert and crashed into an embankment.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, the driver, who has been named as Reyes Felipe Lopez-Lopez, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Two passengers, a guy in his 30s and a girl of three, were hurt in the accident and sent to the Sioux Center Hospital for treatment. After that, they were transported by helicopter to the Sioux Falls Area Hospital.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, they have a strong suspicion that alcohol had a role in the collision.