The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:15 that night, 58-year-old Melissa O’Rourke of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country minivan northbound on Elmwood Avenue, about six miles northwest of Sioux Center. O’Rourke began making a left turn onto 380th Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Joshua Tacke of Sioux Center was driving a 2008 Kia Optima northbound on Elmwood Avenue behind O’Rourke. Tacke started passing O’Rourke, and struck her vehicle in mid-turn.
O’Rourke and a passenger in Tacke’s vehicle, 31-year-old Melissa Tacke of Sioux Center were both transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by Sioux Center Ambulance.
The O’Rourke minivan sustained about $5,000 in damages. The Kia driven by Tacke sustained about $10,000 in
Joshua Tacke was cited for unsafe passing.
The Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Center Police Department and the Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.