Hospers Teen Rolls Car Near Sioux Center

Sioux Center, Iowa — On Saturday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 430th Street, two miles southeast of Sioux Center.

Stan Portz, age 16, of Hospers, IA was driving a 2002 Ford Focus eastbound on 430th St. Portz lost control of
his vehicle, entered the north ditch, and rolled.

Portz received minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

The Ford sustained approximately $8,000 in damages.

Portz was cited for failure to maintain control.


Sheldon Man Injured In Thursday Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man was injured in an accident on Thursday (6/7) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 2:05 PM, 65-year-old Larry Christians of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18 in the outside lane, in a 1986 Chevy, and had a green light. Fifty-three-year-old Robert Louderback of Hartley was eastbound on 18 in the inside lane in a 1999 Buick, and also had a green light.

As the vehicles met, Louderback attempted to make a left turn to go north on Washington Avenue. Louderback did not see Christians coming due to two other vehicles in the westbound inside lane blocking his view, and the Christians vehicle struck the turning Louderback vehicle on its right side.

Christians received minor injuries but was not transported.

Christians’ Chevy received $3000 damage. Louderback’s Buick received $5000 damage.

Louderback was charged with failure to yield on left turn and no proof of insurance.


Boyden Teen Arrested For Driving While License Revoked

Boyden, Iowa — On Thursday, June 7, at 7:18 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Lund, age 18, of Boyden.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that took place near 410th Street and Garfield Avenue, three miles west of Sioux Center, IA. During the traffic stop, a deputy found that Lund’s driver’s license had been revoked.

Driving with a revoked license is a serious misdemeanor.


Boyden Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Doon

Doon, Iowa — A Boyden woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Doon.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday (6/5), at about 4:57 PM, 39-year-old Paul A Tschetter of Ethan, SD was driving a 2005 Peterbuilt semi truck north on US 75. Fifty-three-year-old Karen Ver Meer of Boyden was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala westbound on county road A52.

Ver Meer stopped at the stop sign located at the intersection of US 75 and A52 and then proceeded to try and cross the highway. Due to the hillcrest she did not see Tschetter until he came over the hill. Tschetter tried to stop and he took evasive action in an attempt to get around Ver Meer. Tschetter was unable to get the semi stopped in time and struck the back driver side of Ver Meer’s vehicle. Ver Meer’s vehicle spun around numerous times and entered the northwest ditch. Her vehicle went through a fence before coming to a stop in the corn field. Tschetter was able to control his semi and stop it on the shoulder of the road. Ver Meer was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 2008 Chevy Impala received $15,000 damage and the Peterbilt Semi received about $1500 damage.

The Doon Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, State Patrol, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.


Rock Valley Man Hospitalized After Motorcycle Accident

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley man was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle versus car accident near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday (6/6), about 12:35 PM, 41-year-old Brent Maassen of Rock Valley, was driving a 1995 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle eastbound on Highway 18, a quarter mile east of Rock Valley. Sixty-six-year-old Donald Ovre of Larchwood was driving a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup from a driveway onto Highway 18, colliding with Maassen.

Maassen was transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital by the Rock Valley Ambulance.

The Kawasaki sustained about $2,500 in damages. The Ford sustained about $500 in damages.

Ovre was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The Rock Valley Police Department, the Rock Valley Ambulance, and the Rock Valley Fire Department assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.


Hawarden Man’s Medical Issue May Have Caused Accident

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Hawarden.

On Monday, June 4, at 7:35 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, three miles east of Hawarden.

Fifty-eight-year-old Raymond Miller of Hawarden was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Highway 10 behind Schreur.

Due to an alleged medical issue, Miller’s vehicle collided with the rear of Schreur’s vehicle causing it to enter the north ditch.

Miller was transported to the Hawarden Hospital by the Hawarden Ambulance for treatment of his medical issue. Schreur received minor injuries but refused medical attention.
Schreur’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,500 in damages. Miller’s vehicle sustained approximately $500 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, the Hawarden Police Department, and the Hawarden Ambulance.