Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – October 2

On Saturday, October 2, at 4:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 360th Street, six miles southwest of Rock Valley.

Jared Van Veldhuizen, age 17, of Hawarden, IA, was driving a 1997 Chrysler Concorde westbound on 360th Street. Travis Ymker, age 16, of Orange City, IA, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on 360th Street. As Van Velhduizen crested a hill, he met Ymker who was in the westbound side of the road and the two struck.

No injuries were reported.

The Chrysler sustained approximately $3,000 in damage. Damage to the Chevrolet was also estimated at $3,000.

Ymker was cited for using an electronic device while driving.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.