Sioux County Sheriff

Truck accident – August 28

On Wednesday, August 28, at 3:08 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a truck accident that occurred at the intersection of 390th Street and Elmwood Avenue, five miles west of Sioux Center, IA.

Carlos Lopez-Torres, age 46, of Sioux Center was driving a 2007 International semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer transporting round hay bales westbound on 390th Street. As Lopez turned north onto Elmwood Avenue, he lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch where the truck and trailer came to rest on its side.

No injuries were reported.

The International sustained approximately $9,000 in damage.

Lopez was cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Fire Department and Iowa State Patrol.