On Friday, February 12, at 9:58 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, four miles south of Orange City, IA.
Joshua Sievers, age 41, of Le Mars, IA was driving a 2004 John Deere 6420 farm tractor southbound on Highway 60. Jodie Huju, age 26, of Sioux City, IA was driving a 2009 Kia Sorento southbound on Highway 60 behind Sievers when she struck the John Deere on the roadway. After the accident, Sievers was ejected from the tractor and the tractor came to rest on its side on the roadway.
Sievers was transported by the Orange City Ambulance to Orange City Area Health System; he was later flown to Sanford Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD for further treatment of his injuries. Huju was also transported by the Orange City Ambulance to Orange City Area Health System for treatment of her injuries.
The John Deere sustained approximately $25,000 in damage. The Kia sustained an estimated $6,000 in damage.
Huju was cited for following too close.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Orange City Fire Department, Orange City Ambulance, Orange City Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.
The accident remains under investigation.