Three Injured In Friday Morning Mishap South Of Sioux Center

Sioux Center, Iowa — Three people were taken to the hospital in the aftermath of a 2-vehicle crash near Sioux Center Friday morning (March 20th).

According to a report from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to the report of a collision shortly after 7:15 Friday morning, one mile south of Sioux Center on Highway 75.

According to authorities, 22-year-old Tyler Leyendekker, Visalia, CA, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup southbound on Hwy 75. 57-year-old Evan Haarsma, of Orange City,was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup northbound on Highway 75. Deputies say Leyendekker lost control of his vehicle, entered the northbound lane and struck Haarsma.

Haarsma, Leyendekker and a passenger in Leyendekker’s vehicle, 22-year-old Onika Nop, of Salisbury, VT, were transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health for treatment of their injuries.

Deputies estimate damage to Leyendekker’s Ford at approximately $10,000, while Haarsma’s Dodge sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department, and the Sioux Center Ambulance.

Leyendekker was reportedly cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. Nop was reportedly cited for failure to use safety belt.


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