Authorities think alcohol may have been involved in a weekend accident in northwest Iowa that killed a South Dakota man.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that sometime during the nighttime hours of Saturday, (11/27) or the early morning hours of Sunday, 36-year-old Steven Brandt of Hudson, South Dakota, had been northbound on Highway 10 at the South Dakota state line, two-and-a-half miles north of Hawarden.

The investigation showed that his vehicle left the roadway and drove onto the right shoulder, he overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the highway and hit the guardrail of the bridge that crosses the Big Sioux River. The vehicle landed on its top and slid down the embankment near the river. Brandt was transported to the Hawarden Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Brandt had not been wearing his seatbelt.

By Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon