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Rock Valley Teen Taken To Hospital After Accident

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley teen was taken to the hospital after an accident near that town on Friday, August 7th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about at 11:35 a.m. 17-year-old Sean Veltkamp of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Fillmore Avenue, about a mile east of Rock Valley, when he entered a curve in the road, noticed slower-moving vehicles ahead due to roadwork being conducted, and swerved to avoid striking the vehicles. The Tahoe entered the east ditch and rolled.

The Rock Valley Ambulance took Veltkamp to Hegg Health Center Avera. Two passengers in the vehicle sought medical attention on their own.

The Tahoe sustained about $6,000 in damage.

Veltkamp was cited on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office reports the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, and Rock Valley Ambulance Squad assisted with the response to the accident.

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