Sioux Center, Iowa — On Friday, September 28 at 3:48 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 380th Street and Hickory Avenue, two miles northeast of Sioux Center.
Herman Hofman, age 21, of Sioux Center was driving a 1995 Toyota Camry eastbound on 380th Street; he then stopped for the stop sign at Hickory Avenue. Hester De Jongh, age 69, of Hull was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup northbound on Hickory Avenue. As Hofman proceeded eastbound into the intersection, he collided with De Jongh; following the collision both vehicles entered the northeast ditch where the Chevrolet rolled. Hofman became trapped in his vehicle and required extrication by emergency services. Hofman and De Jongh were both transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance for treatment of their injuries.
The Toyota sustained about $7,000 in damages. The Chevrolet sustained about $10,000 in damages. Hofman was cited for failure to obey stop sign. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sioux Center Fire, Rescue and Sioux Center Ambulance.