The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:52 am 25-year-old Johnathon Bettcher of Omaha, NE was eastbound on Highway 18 in a 2007 Freightliner, one mile west of Sheldon. Seventy-seven-year-old Gerrit Vander Zwaag, of Hull, was also eastbound on Highway 18 in a 1998 Freightliner behind the Bettcher truck. Van Der Zwaag, didn’t see the traffic slowing down ahead and struck the Bettcher truck.
According to the report Bettcher complained of minor pain, but refused ambulance services. No other injuries were reported.
Van Der Zwaag’s truck recieved $10,000 damage and Bettcher’s truck received $2,500 damage.
Van Der Zwaag was issued a citation for following too closely.