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Sioux Center Teen Airlifted To Sioux Falls Following Sioux Center Crash

Sioux Center, Iowa — One person was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after a two-vehicle accident south of Sioux Center Monday afternoon.

Sioux County authorities say the crash occurred shortly before 3:30 Monday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 75 and 420th Street, just south of Sioux Center. According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Zachariah Kurtz, of Sioux City was northbound on Highway 75 in a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban, and had stopped for a vehicle ahead of him that was attempting a left turn onto 420th Street. Deputies say 17-year-old Caleb Sandbulte, of Sioux Center, was northbound behind Kurtz in a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup when he struck the rear of Kurtz’ Suburban.

According to Sioux County authorities, Sandbulte was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health, and later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls for further treatment of his injuries.

Deputies estimate damage to Kurtz’ Suburban to be about $13,000, with damage to Sandbulte’s pickup estimated at $16,000.

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

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