Sioux County Sheriff

Commercial Motor Vehicle accident – March 9

On Tuesday, March 9, at 11:34 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue 2nd Street Southeast, in Rock Valley, IA.

Jeffrey Juffer, age 57, from Rock Valley was driving a 2020 Peterbilt garbage truck westbound on 2nd Street Southeast; he stopped for the stop sign at Elmwood Avenue. Harlan Kooima, age 68, of Rock Valley was driving a 2006 Peterbilt northbound on Elmwood Avenue. Juffer entered the intersection and the two struck.

No injuries were reported.

The 2020 Peterbilt sustained approximately $6,000 in damage. The 2006 Peterbilt sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage.

Juffer was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.