Three Taken To Hospital After Sioux Center Area Accident

Sioux Center, Iowa — Two Sioux County drivers and one passenger were taken to a hospital after a crash Monday evening near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:05 p.m., 29-year-old Viviana Ramos-Valencia of Hull was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on Highway 75, a mile north of Sioux Center. They say 39-year-old Megan Willits of Sioux Center was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan westbound on a private driveway. We’re told 52-year-old Kelly Eisma of Hawarden was driving a 2022 Peterbilt semi-truck/trailer southbound on Highway 75. Willits entered onto Highway 75 to drive southbound and struck Ramos-Valencia and Eisma.

The Sioux Center Ambulance took Ramos, Willits, and a 13-year-old passenger in the Chrysler to Sioux Center Health. Eisma was uninjured.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $20,000 in damage. The Chrysler sustained about $10,000 in damage. The Peterbilt sustained about $15,000 in damage.

Willits was cited on a charge of failure to yield upon entering a highway. Ramos was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while barred from having a license.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department, the Sioux Center Ambulance Squad, and the Sioux Center Fire Department.