Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley teen was taken to the hospital after an accident near Rock Valley on Monday, January 19th.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:40 PM, 15-year-old Joel Baartman of Rock Valley was driving a 2003 Buick Century eastbound on Highway 18, two miles east of Rock Valley. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Miller of Urbandale was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Highway 18.
The report says Baartman crossed the centerline and struck the Miller Chevy. Both vehicles then entered the north ditch where Baartman’s vehicle rolled.
The Rock Valley Ambulance transported Baartman to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.
The Buick and Chevy sustained approximately $8,000 in damages, each.
Baartman was charged with driving on the wrong side of highway.
The Rock Valley Fire Department and the Rock Valley Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.