Rollover on U.S. 71 sends two to hospital

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Clay County Sheriff's Office Spencer Iowa

Two people were transported to Spencer Hospital Thursday night after the vehicle the pickup truck they were in entered a ditch and rolled on U.S. 71.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies were dispatched to the 4600 mile of U.S. 71 at 7:17 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies determined Rosa Guadiana Escalmilla, 27, of Storm Lake, was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota south when she lost control of the truck due to too much weight in the truck bed.

The pickup lost traction, entered the east ditch, rolled and landed on its tires facing northwest.

Escamilla and a passenger were evaluated and transported to the hospital with suspected head and neck injuries.

Damage to the truck was estimated at $7,000, or a total loss.

Escamilla was cited for driving or towing an unsafe vehicle, which is a simple misdemeanor.

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