UPDATE: Authorities ID victims of deadly crash near Alton

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ALTON, Iowa (KCAU) – UPDATE: The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims of a fatal crash near Alton.

According to a release, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 10, 460th Street, three miles east of Alton.

Josiah Gonzalez, 18, of Granville, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Highway 10. Barry Galles, 45, of Remsen, was driving a 2019 Ford F-250 eastbound on Highway 10. Gonzalez lost control of his vehicle, entered the eastbound lane and the two struck.

Both drivers were transported by ambulance services from Alton and Orange City to Orange City Area Health System where Gonzalez was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries and Galles was treated for minor injuries and released.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $5,000 in damage. The Ford sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Alton Fire Department, Alton Ambulance, Orange City Ambulance and the Iowa State Patrol.

The incident remains under investigation.


PREVIOUS: One person is dead after a collision about three miles east of Alton, Iowa.

According to a press release, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a crash on Highway 10 Thursday at 4:51 p.m.

Authorities said that there were two vehicles involved.

One of the drivers died as a result of their injuries from the crash.

The names of those involved are currently being witheld.

The crash remains under investigation.

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