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Fatal Accident Charges FIled

Sheldon, IA (KICD)–A Sheldon man was arrested late Friday in connection with a May 5th accident that took the life of one and seriously injured another.

The Iowa State Patrol arrested 24-year-old Justin Hassebroek on charges of homicide and serious injury by a vehicle. 83-year-old Joan Vanrooyen of Sheldon was killed in a Sunday morning accident on Highway 18 in front of the Sheldon Hy Vee when her 2011 Suzuki SX4 was struck by Hassebroek’s 2003 Mercury Montego. Hassebroek fell asleep at the wheel.

Hassebroek suffered non life threatening injuries. His passenger, 23-year-old Justin Mulder of Sheldon, received serious injuries.

Sheldon Fire and Rescue, EMS, Police, and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office assisted