FATAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN SIOUXLAND

SIOUXLAND—THE WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO TWO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS THAT KILLED ONE PERSON AND SERIOUSLY INJURED ANOTHER IN SEPERATE MISHAPS OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND.
A PIERSON MAN, 60 YEAR-OLD GARY RIORDAN WAS KILLED WHEN THE MOTORCYLE HE WAS DRIVING WENT OUT CONTROL SUNDAY ON HIGHWAY 1-41 NORTHEAST OF SMITHLAND AND LANDED IN A FARM FIELD. RIORDAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT A SIOUX CITY HOSPITAL.
MEANWHILE, A CHEROKEE WOMAN SUSTAINED WHAT ARE DESCRIBED AS SERIOUS INJURIES WHEN THE CAR SHE WAS DRIVING ROLLED OVER ON HIGHWAY 31, TWO MILES NORTH OF SMITHLAND. OFFICIALS IDENTIFY THE WOMAN AS 27 YEAR-OLD KARRIE OLSON. OLSON WAS LIFE-FLIGHTED TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE ACCIDENT.
BOTH CRASHES REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

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