Orange City Man Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Rock Valley

Rock Valley, Iowa — An Orange City man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Rock Valley on Wednesday, August 17th.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 4:25 p.m., 48-year-old Mary Schortzmen of Rock Valley, was driving a 2007 Ford Expedition eastbound on 310th Street. The report says she slowed to turn left onto a residential driveway. They tell us that 40-year-old Justin Soodsma of Orange City was driving a 2015 Nissan van also eastbound on 310th Street behind Schortzmen and struck the Schortzmen Ford.

The Rock Valley Ambulance took Soodsma to Hegg Health Center.

Schortzmen’s Ford sustained about $10,000 in damage. The Soodsma Nissan sustained an estimated $15,000 in damage.

Soodsma was cited on charges of following too closely and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

The sheriff’s office tells us the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, and Rock Valley Ambulance Squad assisted them with the response to the accident.


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