Lights and Sirens

Accident Near Orange City Leads To Arrest

sioux county sheriff emblemOrange City, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man was injured and later arrested after a two vehicle accident near Orange City on Tuesday, August 11th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:34 am on Tuesday, August 11th, 34-year-old Aaron Van Kley of Rock Rapids was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche southbound on Jefferson Avenue, one mile northeast of Orange City. Sixty-one-year-old John Leusink of Orange City was driving a 2008 Ford F450 eastbound on 430th street. According to the report, the two met in the intersection where Van Kley struck Leusink.

The release states Van Kley was transported by the Orange City Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital Area Health System for treatment of minor injuries.

The report continues that after Van Kley’s release from the hospital, he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license. Additionally, he was cited for failing to yield right of way to a vehicle on the right and failing to use or maintain safety belts.

The Chevrolet received $6000 damage; the Ford received $5000 damage.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Orange City Fire Department, and the Orange City Ambulance.