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Motorcyclist dead after run over by unlicensed driver while crossing street in Estherville



This news story was published on April 12, 2021.
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ESTHERVILLE – A motorcyclist is dead after he was run over by an unlicensed driver while crossing a street in Estherville.

On Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, at approximately 6:12 pm, 911 Communications Operators received a call of a motorcycle and truck collision that occurred at the intersection of South 8th Street and 2nd Avenue South in Estherville.  The caller reported that the motorcyclist was injured and needed an ambulance.

Responding officers administered first aid along with local citizens and the Estherville Ambulance Service.  The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Samuel Woolery, age 25 of Estherville.  Samuel Woolery was transported to Avera Holy Family Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Samuel Woolery passed away as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident while in Sioux Falls.

Investigating officers spoke with eyewitnesses on the scene who told officers that the motorcycle was traveling Eastbound on 2nd Avenue South, while the pick-up truck involved was traveling Northbound on South 8th Street.  The pick-up truck collided with the motorcycle in the middle of the intersection.  The Intersection of South 8th Street and 2nd Avenue South is an uncontrolled intersection.   Samuel Woolery was ejected from the motorcycle.  He was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the pick-up truck was identified as 35-year-old Angel Ponce Archaga, of Estherville.  Ponce Archaga was questioned by investigating officers and placed under arrest for driving without a valid license.  He remains in the Emmet county jail on that charge.  There were three other occupants in the pick-up truck that reported they were not injured.  The occupants were wearing safety belts and the front airbags deployed.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Estherville Police Department.

The Estherville Police Department was assisted at the scene by several local citizens, the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, the Estherville Ambulance, Emmet County Emergency Management, the Emmet County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

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15 Responses to Motorcyclist dead after run over by unlicensed driver while crossing street in Estherville

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Lots of illegals in Estherville. They work at the egg plant and the turkey plant. Jobs that most citizens won’t work at.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 16, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      >Jobs that most citizens won’t work at.

      Why would anyone who didnt steal this social security number go work in a packing plant for $13/h when you can fold clothes in a fancy mall for the same money?

      If what you have to offer is unpleasant, difficult and dangerous, you have to compensate accordingly. This is why the packing industry paid twice todays salaries back in the seventies before big meat brought in millions of illegales to break the unions back in the seventies.

      you’d have zero problem finding citizens for these jobs if you offered 25-30 starting pay. then again, accountants, lawyers, teachers and the rest of the cushy middle class cant have cheap-cheap meat anymore. they’d actually have to PAY a little extra so that less fortunate citizens can make a living wage producing it. i guess that is where the REAL problem is.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    I love how racist these comments are on this site… makes me really proud of north iowa. Whenever a white person commits a crime, no comments. When a non-white commits a crime all the low IQ retards here have something to say.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 14, 2021 at 10:29 pm

      No kidding! Awhile back a young woman in Mitchell county was texting while driving and killed a woman, she got ONE YEAR PROBATION because a prison sentence would “destroy her future”!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 15, 2021 at 8:13 am

        sounds like a judicial problem..vote them out

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 16, 2021 at 12:37 pm

      every population has its share of criminal garbage. our own criminal are ours to deal with. illegal criminals should not be ours to deal with. this is self-evident and you have to be more than just a little woke in the head to consider it “racist”

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    It’s their choice to ride a motorcycle, no sympathy here. Daddy always told me, “No cure for stupidity”.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm

      Too bad it wasn’t your mother riding that motorcycle!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

        My mama isn’t that stupid.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 14, 2021 at 7:10 pm

          you sure, she let you live!

          • Anonymous

            April 15, 2021 at 2:30 pm

            Get as defensive as you want, pal. That motorcycling retard is dead, and I’m still alive. Whine all you want. There’s the proof.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 13, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Was the peckup driver and illegal ? Just asking !

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 13, 2021 at 9:20 am

    When I see, “unlicensed driver” and a name like “Angel Ponce Archaga”, I think illegal rat/vermin.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 14, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Why would they need a license? Biden will forgive them.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 16, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      does the bear shit in the woods, pendejo?