Rock Valley Woman Taken To Hospital After Sioux Center Accident

Sioux Center, Iowa– A Rock Valley woman was taken to a hospital after an accident involving drivers from Houston, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma in Sioux Center on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

The Sioux Center Police Department reports that at about 8:20 p.m., 23-year-old Kendry Sanchez Barrios of Houston, Texas was driving a 2006 Toyota eastbound on 16th Street Southwest in Sioux Center. They tell us that 65-year-old Daniel Vugteveen of Tulsa, Oklahoma was southbound on South Main Avenue (Highway 75) in a 2023 Mitsubishi owned by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The report says that Vugteveen was approaching a green light and Sanchez Barrios was approaching a red light, but allegedly did not stop for the red light and struck the Vugteveen vehicle in the intersection. Next, we are told Barrios allegedly continued and fled the scene of the accident. He was eventually found and was charged.

The Sioux Center Ambulance took a passenger in the Vugteveen vehicle, 89-year-old Viola Terpstra to the Sioux Center Health Hospital. Another motorist took Vugteveen to Sioux Center Health.

Sanchez Barrios’s Toyota sustained $8000 in damages, and Vugteveen’s rental Mitsubishi sustained $10,000 in damages, which totaled the vehicle.

Sanchez Barrios was charged with no insurance, no valid driver’s license, failure to report a personal injury accident, and failure to obey a traffic control device.


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