Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – October 19

On Tuesday, October 19, at 3:37 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 290th Street and Buchanan Avenue, 10 miles northwest of Rock Valley, IA.

Nicole Melton, age 29, of Hull, IA, was driving a 2017 GMC Yukon westbound on 290th Street (County Road A54B). Kendrick Van Kekerix, age 22, of Inwood, IA, was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 northbound on Buchanan Avenue. Van Kekerix stopped at the stop sign for 290th Street, drove into the intersection and  the two struck. After the accident, Melton lost control of the vehicle, went through a guardrail and entered the ditch.

No injuries were reported.

The Yukon sustained approximately $8,000 in damage. The Ford sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. Damage to the guardrail was estimated at $200.

Van Kekerix was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign.