Three Injured, One Airlifted, In Sac County Accident Last Week

Editor’s Note: The following story has been edited to reflect an update from the Sac County Sheriff’s on the date and time of the accident. 


The Sac County Sheriff’s Office has released details of a single-vehicle accident on Monday, Oct. 7 that injured three people. Sheriff, Ken McClure, reports the Odebolt Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services from Lake View, Sac City and Ida Grove responded at approximately 2:39 a.m. to County Road M-43 at 310th Street, two miles north of Odebolt. A 2002 Cadillac Escalade, driven by 37-year-old Lilianna Catarino of Storm Lake, was northbound on M-43 when she entered the east ditch, vaulted over the intersection with 310th Street and struck a culvert on the north side. Odebolt firefighters extricated all three occupants of the vehicle and they were transported to Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. A back-seat passenger, 36-year-old Marina Sanchez-Alonso of Ankeny, was later airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City. Catarino and the front seat passenger, 27-year-old Benjamin Hernandez, address unknown, were treated at Horn Memorial. Charges are pending the completion of an investigation into this incident.