Sioux Center, IA — One person was taken to the hospital after an accident on Monday, May 19th.
The Sioux Center Police Department reports that at about 4:32 pm, 23-year-old Walter Martinez Lopez of Sioux Center was driving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra northbound on 1st Avenue Northeast. Fifteen-year-old Zoe Hoekstra of Sioux Center was driving eastbound on 4th Street NE in a 2005 Honda Accord. According to the report, Martinez Lopez was ran the stop sign at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 4th Street. Hoekstra looked down at her phone due to a phone call, ignored the call, but struck the Hyundai.
Modesta Martin Chilel, a passenger with Martinez Lopez, was transported by Sioux Center Ambulance to the Sioux Center Ambulance.
The Hyundai received $4000 damage. The Honda received $5000 damage.
Boyden, IA — A George man’s feed truck was damaged along with MidAmerican Energy power lines in an accident on Thursday, May 14th near Boyden.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:46 am, 21-year-old Terron Geerdes of George was driving a 2007 Kenworth feed truck westbound on 330th Street, one mile south of Boyden. According to the the report, Geerdes turned north onto Kennedy Avenue. Geerdes failed to place the feed auger back into the stow position after making a delivery of feed and as he drove northbound on Kennedy Avenue, the auger struck overhead electrical power lines.
No injuries were reported.
Geerdes’s Kenworth received $6000 damage. The MidAmerican Energy power lines and substation transformer received $750,000 damage.
Geerdes was cited for a vehicle with excessive height.
Primghar, Iowa — A Paullina woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Primghar.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4:25 PM on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 39-year-old Leah Geurts of Paullina was driving a 1999 Dodge minivan northbound on Redwood Avenue, a mile and a half west of Primghar.
The report says that Geurts lost control on the gravel road and the minivan entered the west ditch. It hit a power pole, which broke off and landed on the roof of the van. It says Geurts crawled out of the van and was taken to Orange City Health System Hospital by private vehicle.
Geurts’ Dodge minivan sustained $5000 in damages. The power pole, owned by Northwest Rural Electric Coop, was valued at $500.
Rock Valley, Iowa — A medical call on Saturday, May 16th, near Rock Valley has turned into an investigation into a possible alcohol overdose case.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that early on that date, about 1:50 AM, they investigated a report of a medical emergency at a residence on Dogwood Avenue, five miles southwest of Rock Valley. The call reported that a female was unresponsive.
Upon further investigation, deputies believe that 20-year-old Tayler Hutchinson of Yankton, SD was in need of medical assistance due to an apparent alcohol overdose. They say Hutchinson had allegedly earlier consumed alcohol at a gathering in Rock Valley and then had been brought to the home on Dogwood Avenue.
Hutchinson was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley. She was later transported to Avera‐Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
They say the case remains under investigation with the possibility of pending criminal charges.
The Rock Valley Police Department and Rock Valley Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
Granville, IA — A semi was damaged after hay bales fell off a pick up on Friday, May 15th near Granville.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:30 pm on Friday, 38-year-old Chad Miller of Marcus was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pickup southbound on Marsh Avenue hauling hay bales in the bed of the pickup. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Wallenburg of Hartley was driving a 2007 Freightliner Semi northbound on Marsh Avenue. According the report, some hay bales fell off the Chevrolet, onto the roadway and were struck by the Freightliner.
Sioux Center, IA — An Iowa City woman hit a deer near Sioux Center on Friday, May 15th.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:43 pm on Friday, 47-year-old Jana Grienke of Iowa City was eastbound on 400th Street, two miles east of Sioux Center in a 2015 Hyundai when she struck a deer in the roadway.