Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – August 7

On Friday, August 7, at 11:35 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Fillmore Avenue, one mile east of Rock Valley, IA.

Sean Veltkamp, age 17, of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Fillmore Avenue when he entered a curve in the road, noticed slower moving vehicles ahead due to roadwork being conducted, swerved to avoid striking the vehicles, entered the east ditch and rolled.

Veltkamp was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries; two passengers in the vehicle sought medical attention on their own.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $6,000 in damage.

Veltkamp was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

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