On Friday, April 2, at 3:57 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 290th St and Highway 18, nine miles northwest of Rock Valley, IA.
Leonard Doiel, age 27, of Doon, IA was driving a 2002 Mercury Cougar northbound on Highway 18. Wayne Leuning, age 39, of Crooks, SD, was driving a 2018 Ram pickup pulling a trailer southbound on Highway 18. Doiel attempted to turn turned left onto 290th Street and the two struck.
Both drivers reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on their own.
The Mercury sustained approximately $6,000 in damage. The Ram sustained an estimated $40,000 in damage.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Rock Valley Police Department’s Drug Recognition Expert.
The accident remains under investigation.