Sioux County Sheriff

School bus accident – October 9

On Friday, October 9, at 4:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a bus accident that occurred on Garfield Avenue, three miles northeast of Rock Valley, IA.

Marlin Westra, age 66, of Hull, IA was backing a 2009 Bluebird school bus from a residential driveway onto Garfield Ave when the rear of the bus entered the west ditch.

The bus was transporting approximately 28 students at the time but no injuries were reported.

The bus sustained approximately $3,000 in damage.