Lester, Iowa — Two people were injured in a snowy accident on Wednesday, February 22nd near Lester.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:20 a.m., 29-year-old Aaron VandeKamp of Rock Rapids was westbound in a 2001 Buick LeSabre about a mile east of Lester, when he struck a snowdrift in the roadway, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and slide sideways within the roadway. Meanwhile, 62-year-old Robert Caswell of Brandon, South Dakota, was coming from the other way in a 2023 Ford F150 pickup. The front of Caswell’s pickup struck the passenger side of VandeKamp’s car.

Both VandeKamp and Caswell were injured in the accident. The Lyon County Ambulance Squad took Vande Kamp and Lester Rescue took Caswell both to Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Both vehicles are considered a total loss and were towed by Trackside Service of Alvord.

The sheriff’s office reports that the Lester Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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