Sioux County Sheriff

Vehicle strikes building in motor vehicle accident – September 5

On Thursday, September 5, at 4:20 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Main Street in Hospers, IA.

Lois Roetman, age 82, of Hospers was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on Main Street. She began entering a parking space in front of the Hospers Community Center when she pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, drove over the curb and struck the building.

No injuries were reported.

The Jeep sustained approximately $1,000 in damage. The building sustained approximately $30,000 in damage.

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