Charges Filed In Death Of Nursing Home Resident Hit By Pickup

Date posted - September 10, 2015

Pleasant Acres Fatal pic 1Hull, Iowa — Sioux County Sheriff’s officials have filed charges against a Hull man whose pickup struck a Hull nursing home, killing one of the home’s residents.

According to Sioux County authorities, 77-year old Lawrence Sohl of Hull has been cited for Failure To Maintain Control in connection with the crash that killed 88-year old Anna Dykstra of Hull.  The crash happened August 31st, when a pickup driven by Sohl struck the back of a minivan driven by his wife, 72-year old Kathleen Sohl, then continued down the street, through an intersection and across the lawn of the Pleasant Acres Care Center, striking the care center and travelling through two rooms before coming to rest completely inside the building.

The Sheriff’s Office says that Dykstra had been in her room at Pleasant Acres Care Center at the time of the crash, and that she was killed when the truck entered her room, striking her.

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