Press Releases

injury accident 7-27-13

DCSO investigated a single vehicle accident that occurred on 7-27-2013 in the 2500 block of 270 ave, west of Terril.

Phoebe Hersom (52) of Ruthven Iowa was southbound at approximately 5:38PM when she fell asleep.  She went into the left ditch, came back onto the roadway, went into the right ditch.  She attempted to get back onto the roadway again, but rolled the 2001 Ford Expedition.  The vehicle came to rest on its top.  The driver and passenger, Jennifer Hersom (4 months), were freed from the vehicle using extracation equipment.  Both were transported by ambulance to LRH.  Phoebe - non-incapacitating injuries / Jennifer - possible injuries.  $5000 damage was estimated to the Ford.


DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

Milford Police

Terril Ambulance

Terril Fire Department

Milford Fire Dept - Extracation

Spirit Lake Ambulance



Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946