The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:58 am, 52-year-old Glenda Van Roekel of Sioux Center was driving a 2010 Ford Expedition on Goldfinch Avenue and stopped for the stop sign at 360th Street, four miles northwest of Sioux Center. Twenty-one-year-old Cody Byl of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on 360th Street. According to the report, Van Roekel turned left onto 360th Street, then Byl swerved to avoid striking the Ford. Byl lost control of the Impala, struck a mailbox, entered the south ditch, and struck a MidAmerican Energy utility pole. The impact caused the power lines to detach from the pole.
The Impala received $10,000 damage; the utility pole and power lines received $1200 damage.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.