Alcohol a factor in Cerro Gordo County crash that injures 2 including child; driver arrested, charged
(ABC 6 News) – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office (CGCSO) responded to a single-vehicle crash on Thursday evening that left the driver and a young child injured.
The crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. in the 18000 block of 245th St. in Mason City.
The driver, 32-year-old Dylan James Collins of Nora Springs, Iowa and a 4-year-old female passenger were traveling east on 245th St. when the vehicle lost control, entered a ditch and struck a utility pole.
Both were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The CGCSO said alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. Collins faces several charges including OWI-2nd offense, possession of a controlled substance-3rd offense, driving under suspension, child endangerment-bodily injury, and failure to maintain control.
Collins is currently being held in the Cerro Gordo County jail.
The CGCSO was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, and the Mason City Fire Department and EMS.