3 injured in accident near Sheffield last week

The driver of this Nissan Rouge was transported via helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Mason City after an Aug. 27 accident. She was listed in critical condition. NICK PEDLEY/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

A multi-vehicle accident involving a semi, car, truck and motorcycle sent three people to the hospital and temporarily shut down Highway 65 between Chapin and Sheffield on Aug. 27.

     According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2001 Freightliner semi driven by John Stier, 34, of Grand Meadow, Minn., and motorcycle driven by Vonn Aaron, 63, of Hampton, were northbound on Highway 65 approaching a southbound farm tractor. The report says the truck and car were southbound behind the slow-moving tractor when the truck, a 2009 Chevy Colorado driven by Matthew Schlachter of Iowa Falls, lost control and caused collisions between all four vehicles.

     The driver of the car, Anne Grady, 65, of Madison, Wis., had to be transported via emergency helicopter to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. An update on her condition was unavailable. 

    Read the full article in the Sept. 3 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.