Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – August 13

On Tuesday, August 13 ,at 9:29 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Hwy 18, three and one-half miles west of Rock Valley, IA.

Levi Kats, age 19, of Rock Valley was driving a 1992 International farm tractor pulling a loaded grain wagon westbound on Highway 18. Jason Beek, age 48, of Inwood, IA was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup westbound on Highway 18 behind Kats when Beek struck the grain wagon, lost control of his vehicle and entered the south ditch.

The grain wagon sustained approximately $4,000 in damage. The Chevrolet sustained approximately $15,000 in damage.

Kats was cited for operating without proper rear lights.

Beek was transported by private vehicle to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley for treatment of minor injuries.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Rock Valley Police Department.