On February 6, 2024 at approximately 8:39 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at the intersection of K18 and Hwy 12 in Plymouth County, Iowa. Joel Hirschman, age 46 of Ireton, Iowa, was operating a 2020 Kenworth northbound on Hwy 12. Robert Clift, age 70 of Jefferson, South Dakota, was operating a 2023 Chevy Silverado eastbound on K18 when he came to the intersection of Hwy 12, stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection striking the front of the vehicle operated by Hirschman.
The Clift vehicle sustained approximately $25,000 in damages. The Hirschman vehicle sustained approximately $10,000 in damages. Both parties did receive medical treatment for what is believed to be minor injuries. Clift was cited for failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way along with failure to maintain or use safety belts.