Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – September 28

On Tuesday, September 28, at 10:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the intersection of 320th Street (Highway 18) and Highway 75, two miles west of Hull, IA.

Lance Oetken, age 59, of Alton, IA, was driving a 2021 Freightliner northbound on Highway 75. Matthew Blom, age 19, of Inwood, IA, was driving a 2019 Ram 3500 pickup pulling a Wilson livestock trailer southbound of Highway 75. Blom began turning east onto Highway 18 and the two struck in the intersection.

Oetken and Blom each reported minor injuries and both declined further medical attention.

The Freightliner sustained an estimated $70,000 in damage. Damage to the Ram and trailer was estimated at $30,000.

Blom was cited for failure to yield upon making a left turn.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency.