Ireton, Iowa — Two people were arrested after a crash was discovered near Ireton on Wednesday night.
About 11:40 PM, Sioux County Sheriff’s deputies found a 2001 Toyota Tundra that had rolled into the east ditch on Fig Avenue, two miles east of Ireton. Prior to their arrival the driver left the area and could not be located. After nearly two hours of searching deputies located the driver of the Toyota, 23-year-old Maria Cortes of Le Mars at her home. Deputies determined that a four-year-old child had been inside the vehicle with Cortes when the accident occurred.
Cortes reported minor injuries but refused further medical treatment. The child was not injured. The Toyota sustained approximately $10,000 damage.
After the accident investigation, deputies believe Cortes had been driving the Toyota southbound on Fig Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled.
Cortes was arrested and charged with failing to report a personal injury accident, driving without a valid driver’s license and failure to maintain control of her vehicle. Forty-one-year-old Norma Topete-Duenas of Orange City was arrested and charged with providing false information to law enforcement officers.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Hawarden Police Department and the Ireton Ambulance.