Alton Boy Injured Jumping From Truck

An Alton boy was seriously injured Sunday when the wheel of a pickup rolled over his leg after he jumped from the moving vehicle.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year-old Connor VandeWeerd of Alton was taken by private vehicle to the Orange City Hospital. Authorities say the incident wasn’t reported to them until Monday. It happened around 8:00 p.m. Sunday about five miles southeast of Hull.

Foul play isn’t suspected, but Sioux County authorities say the incident is still under investigation.

(Story from KUOO/KUQQ, Spirit Lake)