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Cherokee Man Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Rock Valley

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Cherokee man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Rock Valley Monday morning, November 20th, 2023.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, a few minutes before 7:00 a.m., 31-year-old Fernando Campuzano of Cherokee was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Cruz westbound on Eagle Avenue, four miles southwest of Rock Valley, when he lost control of his vehicle, which struck a guardrail and entered the south ditch.

The Rock Valley Ambulance took Campuzano to Hegg Health Center Avera in Rock Valley.

The Chevrolet sustained about $6,500 in damage. The guardrail, owned and maintained by the Sioux County Engineer’s Office, sustained about $750 in damage.

Campuzano was cited on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and failure to use seatbelt.

Sheriff’s officials say impairment is suspected to be a factor in this accident, which remains under investigation.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Fire Department and Rock Valley Ambulance Squad.