Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – August 24

On Tuesday, August 24, at 7:43 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18 (310th Street), two and one-quarter miles west of Hull, IA.

Harv Sandbulte, age 58, of Sioux Center, IA, was driving a 2015 International semi-tractor pulling a flatbed trailer eastbound on Highway 18. Thayne Downs, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pickup eastbound on Highway 18 behind Sandbulte. Sandbulte slowed to turn left onto a farm driveway and Downs struck the trailer.

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

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. The trailer sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage.

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

The accident remains under investigation.