On Nov. 9, at 9:33 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Akron Fire Department and Akron Ambulance were dispatched to a single vehicle accident with injuries on County Road K-22, northwest of Le Mars.
Upon arrival, deputies found a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup in a creek bed. The driver, Victor Casias of Hawarden, and his 2-year-old son were out of the vehicle. Both were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City with minor injuries. The vehicle is listed as totaled. Casias had been driving northbound on K22. He told police he fell asleep and his vehicle entered the ditch. Authorities said he continued across a corn field and entered the creek bed.
During the investigation, it was determined that Casias had a warrant for his arrest from Plymouth County. It was also believed Casias had been drinking and was under the influence of alcohol.
Once released from the hospital, Casias was arrested on the warrant for Contempt of Court and also charged with the following: OWI third offense, a Class D Felony; Child Endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor; Driving while suspended, a serious misdemeanor; and Failure to secure child, a simple misdemeanor. Casias was taken to Plymouth County Jail in Le Mars and held on a $5,000 bond.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at Mercy Medical Center by the Sioux City Police Department.