Two people were taken to the hospital after a one-vehicle accident north of Newell last Friday morning.
The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office reports 51-year-old Oscar Gracia Mendoza of Varina was westbound on C-49 near M-54. He lost control trying to stop for the stop sign at M-54… went into the north ditch… and his van flipped on its top. Gracia and a passenger, 26-year-old Esgar Gracia of Varina, were both taken by Newell EMS to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake with minor injuries.
Gracia was charged with failure to maintain control. There was five-thousand dollar damage to the vehicle.