Motor vehicle accident – September 21

On Tuesday, September 21, at 8:01 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Kingbird Avenue, one mile east of Boyden, IA.

Douglas Blumeyer, age 58, of George, IA was driving a 2016 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a grain trailer northbound on Kingbird Avenue; he stopped for the stop sign at Highway 18. Joseph Florke, age 36, of Sioux City, IA was driving a 2018 Ford Escape northbound on Kingbird Avenue behind Blumeyer and stopped behind the trailer. Another semi-tractor and trailer attempted to turn south onto Kingbird Avenue from Highway 18, Blumeyer began backing his truck-trailer and struck Florke.

No injuries were reported.

The Ford sustained approximately $3,500 in damage.