Collision Involving Semi And Tractor Pulling Manure Applicator Results In Serious Injuries

Wed 5-7-2014

(Sheldon)-- A collision Tuesday on Highway 60 south of Sheldon involving a tractor pulling a manure applicator and a semi sent two people to the hospital. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old David Goosen of Paullina was driving a 2010 Case IH farm tractor pulling a liquid manure applicator and 39-year-old Jason Beckman of Omaha was driving a 2013 Freightliner semi pulling a container trailer. Both were northbound. Authorities say the semi collided with the rear of the manure applicator.

Both drivers were ejected from their vehicles, which traveled into the east ditch.

Goosen and Beckman were transported by ambulance to Sanford Sheldon Hospital and were transferred by air to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls for treatment of critical injuries.

Damage to the tractor was estimated at $100,000; the manure applicator sustained and estimated $50,000 in damage; damage to the Freightliner was estimated at $90,000 with the container trailer sustaining an estimated $40,000 in damage.

Authorities say the collision is still under investigation.

It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m.

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department, Sheldon Fire Department, the Sheldon ambulance, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Department of Transportation.