Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – February 18

On Tuesday, February 18, at 7:52 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, two miles west of Rock Valley, IA.

Marcus Kroese, age 27, of Hull, IA was driving a 2012 Ford F-150 westbound on Highway 18. Shelby Berkenpas, age 15, of Rock Valley was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu southbound on a residential driveway. Berkenpas entered onto Highway 18, the two struck, causing Kroese’s to lose control of his vehicle, enter the north ditch and roll several times.

Kroese reported minor injuries and declined further medical treatment.

The Ford sustained approximately $22,000 in damage. The Chevrolet sustained approximately $8,000 in damage.

Berkenpas was cited for failing to yield upon entering highway.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by The Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department and Rock Valley Ambulance.