Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – May 13

On Thursday, May 13, at 4:39 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Dogwood Avenue and 360th Street, eight miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA.

Joslyn Fousert, age 24, of Yellowhead, Alberta, Canada was driving a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup eastbound on 360th Street. Travis Bloemendaal, age 43, of Rock Valley was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup eastbound on 360th Street. Fousert slowed to turn north onto Dogwood Avenue when Bloemendaal struck Fousert.

Fousert was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Health Center for treatment of her injuries.  Bloemendaal reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $20,000 in damage. The GMC sustained approximately $15,000 in damage.

Bloemendaal was cited for following too close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Rock Valley Ambulance and Rock Valley Fire Department.