Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – July 16

On Thursday, July 16, at 6:54 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and Jefferson Avenue, in Alton, IA.

Stephen Van Grouw, age 49, of Orange City, IA was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer southbound on Jefferson Avenue. He failed to stop for the stop sign at Highway 10, lost control of the vehicle, entered the southwest ditch and rolled.

Van Grouw was transported by the Alton Ambulance to Orange City Area Health for treatment of minor injuries.

The Ford sustained approximately $4,000 in damage.

Van Grouw was cited for failure to obey a stop sign.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Alton Ambulance, Alton Fire Department, Orange City Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement.