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Multiple Injuries From Two Vehicle Accident

(Oyens) -- A two-vehicle accident occurred Friday evening at about 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of County Roads C-16 and K-64, about three miles north of Oyens.  Multiple injuries were reported from the accident.  The Oyens Fire and Rescue and Remsen Fire and Rescue Departments responded to the scene and had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate some of the victims.  According to a traffic accident report by the Plymouth County Sheriff's office, a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo driven by 17 year old Jasmine King of North Sioux City, South Dakota was eastbound on C-16 approaching the intersection.  King was required to stop, but according to witness accounts, she failed to do so.  King went into the path of a southbound 2011 Hyundi driven by Mark Scallon, 27, of Orange City.  Scallon's vehicle struck King's vehicle in the driver's door.  King's vehicle had three passengers; 17 year old Shelby LaFleur of Akron, as well as two minor children ages five and seven from Sioux City.  The Scallon vehicle had one passenger, Jenon Scallon, age 26, of Orange City.  Both drivers and all of the passengers were transported to Floyd Valley Hospital.  The accident is being investigated by the Plymouth County Sheriff's office.  Responding to the accident were the Remsen Fire and Rescue Department, Oyens Fire and Rescue, Remsen Ambulance, Oyens Ambulance, Le Mars Ambulance, Remsen police, Iowa Highway Patrol, and the Plymouth County Sheriff's office.

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