Sioux County Sheriff

Information sought in hit-and-run motor vehicle accident – July 16 *UPDATE: Driver located*


On Saturday, July 17, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office discovered the identity of the driver of a Toyota Avalon that struck a camper the previous day and then left without reporting the accident.

The driver of the Toyota Avalon was identified as Osvaldo Chilel-Chavez, age 16, of Sioux Center, IA.

Chilel-Chavez did not report any injuries.

The Toyota sustained approximately $6,000 in damage.

Chilel-Chavez was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, following too close and leaving the scene of an accident.



On Friday, July 16, at 4:43 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 Street and 420th Street, one-quarter mile south of Sioux Center, IA.

Robert Wobbema, age 65, of Sioux Center was driving a 2015 Ford F-150 pulling a 2007 Keystone Springdale camper northbound on Highway 75; he stopped and was waiting for other vehicles before attempting a left turn onto 420th Street. A blue 2013 Toyota Avalon, traveling northbound on Highway 75 behind Wobbema, struck the camper, drove away from the accident and was not located.

No injuries were reported.

The Keystone camper sustained approximately $2,000 in damage.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.

The sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the vehicle and driver (vehicle pictured below). If you have any information about this accident, you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.