Single Vehicle Accident

On Saturday July 11, 2015 at 8:33pm, a Palo Alto County Deputy was westbound in the 3600 block of Highway 18, near Ruthven, IA, when an eastbound vehicle lost control in front of the deputy. The tire of a 1997 Ford Explorer, driven by Kristen Lee Ramirez (27) of Ayrshire, IA came completely off the vehicle. The Explorer entered the south ditch sideways causing it to roll twice. An 8 year old child in the back seat was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. The deputy was able to avoid being involved in the accident and immediately rendered aid to the driver and her 3 passengers. Ruthven Fire and Ambulance as well as the Palo Alto County Ambulance responded. All 4 people in the Explorer were transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Ramirez was issued a citation for Failure to Secure a Child Under 18.