Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident involves BNSF train – July 26 *Photos*

On Monday, July 26, at 3:25 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 360th Street, two miles northwest of Sioux Center, IA.

Elizabeth Blum, age 20, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 2007 Buick Rainier westbound on 360th Street when she failed to yield to a train traveling southbound on the BNSF Railway and the two struck in the railroad crossing.

Blum was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health for treatment of minor injuries. 

The Buick sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.

Blum was cited for failing to stop at a railway crossing.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Ambulance and Sioux Center Fire Department.