Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – May 1

On Wednesday, May 1, at 1:41 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, three miles south of Orange City, IA.

Karl Cook, age 54 of Atkinson, NE was driving a 2000 Freightliner semi‐truck southbound on Highway 60. Abedonia Burkard, age 69 of Le Mars, IA was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Jackson Avenue. Burkard did not stop for the stop sign at Highway 60 and entered the intersection. Cook swerved to avoid striking Burkard, lost control of the vehicle and entered the north ditch.

No injuries were reported.
The Freightliner sustained approximately $2,000 in damage. The Chevrolet was not damaged. Burkard was cited for failing to obey a stop sign.